Tiemoue Bakayoko will be a “perfect” signing for Chelsea this summer, according to Craig Burley.
The Monaco midfielder has been heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge in recent days, with the latest reports claiming that the 22-year-old is already in London to finalise his transfer to Chelsea.
Despite being the Premier League champions, Chelsea are yet to formally confirm the signing of any new players this summer.
Bakayoko has been regularly touted as a target for Chelsea and would be expected to partner N’Golo Kante in the centre of midfield for the Blues should he sign for the west London side.
And Burley feels that Bakayoko would be perfectly suited to the style of play Antonio Conte likes to promote at Stamford Bridge.
Burley told ESPN FC: “Last summer all the talk was [about] Fabinho, who still has talk of his transfer being imminent doing the rounds,
“But Bakayoko was one of those in there in the middle of the park who did impress as the season went on.
“Again we go back to all the attributes, he’s young, he’s physical.
“He’s aggressive in the challenge, he gets around the field, he’s tidy on the ball, he’s got energy to burn.
“That’s what your modern midfielder in the Premier League has to have or is better to have and he’s got that in abundance.
“He’s perfect for Conte’s style and I think this will happen.
“I think Bakayoko looks like he’s coming into Chelsea.”
Chelsea are preparing for a return to the Champions League next season after the Blues won the title in Conte’s first campaign at the club.
The Blues missed out on a domestic double when they were beaten 2-1 by Arsenal in the FA Cup final last month.
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