According to le10 sport, Newcastle United have approached Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko over summer move, with Watford likewise keen on the Frenchman. He invested the season on loan at AS Monaco however the club aren’t able to use up the option to buy him completely. Bakayoko is desired by Paris Saint-Germain and isn’t anticipated to play for Chelsea once again as he isn’t in manager Frank Lampard’s strategies. The France international isn’t short of choices, with West Ham United, Air Conditioner Milan and OGC Nice currently linked with interests in his services.
Newcastle are close to having new owners with Saudi Arabia’s Public Mutual fund seeking to take over the club in a ₤300 million offer, and it appears that Bakayoko remains in their strategies. The 25- year-old has 2 more years left on his existing offer at Stamford Bridge, and the club are all set to sell him for ₤31 million. While Bakayoko failed to live up to expectations upon getting to Chelsea for ₤40 million in the summer of 2017 from Monaco, he was remarkable for the French side during his return, playing 23 games and weighing in with a goal and 2 assists prior to the season ended in March. A go back to the Premier League to show himself might interest Bakayoko in order to make the French squad ahead of next summer’s European Championship, and it will be intriguing to see if Newcastle can bring him to St. James’ Park.