Today has to be the day.
After most Chelsea fans had thought Tiemoue Bakayoko would be unveiled as a new Chelsea star on Friday, the revised timetable is that the 22-year-old Monaco star will be unveiled at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
The Monaco midfielder has been tracked by Chelsea for many months now after impressing Antonio Conte.
Bakayoko was a key part of the Monaco side that won Ligue 1 and reached the Champions League semi-finals in season 2017/2018.
PR agent confirms deal
The Bakayoko-Chelsea deal has already been confirmed by third parties on social media.
That’s included one proud mum, Marcia Adesina Dyson, who has shouted out her daughter’s involvement in the transfer.
According to the tweet, Bakayoko’s PR representative has confirmed the Blues deal is done.
At the same time, pictures have leaked out on social media of Bakayoko talking with Antonio Conte at Chelsea’s training ground.
Those images come a day after the midfielder spent the evening with David Luiz and Willian in London.
Bakyoko & Kante in midfield!
Chelsea have been a little slow in the transfer market this summer. So far the club has recruited Willy Caballero from Man City and Antonio Rudiger from Roma.
Chelsea fans should prepare themselves for one of the strongest central midfields in Europe when Bakayoko joins up with N’Golo Kante.
It now seems likely that Nemanja Matic will leave, once Bakayoko is unveiled as a Chelsea player.