Bakayoko opens up on Chelsea legend Makelele’s influence on his game


New Chelsea signing Tiemoue Bakayoko has revealed that former Blue Claude Makelele helped forge him into the £40million player he became earlier this week. The Blues completed the signing of ex-Monaco midfielder Bakayoko on Saturday, the 22-year-old signing a five-year contract at Stamford Bridge. Last season saw Bakayoko emerge as one of Europe’s most coveted…

Inter boss says Man Utd have won race to sign star as €45.7m fee is agreed

Jose Mourinho

Luciano Spalletti hints he is resigned to losing Ivan Perisic as talk of the Inter winger’s proposed move to Manchester United “is all out in the open”, according to Football Italia. United reportedly agreed a €45.7m fee to sign Perisic on Monday morning, and Spalletti appeared to accept the Croat’s departure as he failed to…

AC Milan chief confirms transfer talks with Real Madrid for Chelsea top target

Antonio Conte in training

Milan have confirmed they are working on a deal for Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata but will only conclude a deal for him ‘on our terms’. The Milanese club’s sporting director Massimiliano Mirabelli confirmed the club’s interest but insisted they would only move for the Spain international should it make economic sense, reports Football Espana….

Bakayoko reveals what Antonio Conte told him at Cobham training complex

Bakayoko and Conte

Antonio Conte was quick to remind Tiemoue Bakayoko that the hard work now starts following his £40million move to Chelsea. The France international put pen to paper on a five-year deal at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, after helping Monaco win Ligue 1 last season. Bakayoko, 22, became Antonio Conte’s third signing of the summer following…

Manchester United star reveals how close Mourinho was to signing Real Madrid ace

Jose Mourinho

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has revealed the club were close to landing Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, according to Sunday Express. Manchester United were widely expected to raid Real Madrid for Morata earlier this summer after failing to lure Antoine Griezmann away from Atletico Madrid. The Spain international had his heart set on a…

Man Utd suffer transfer blow as top target in Italy decides to sign contract extension

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Premier League giants Manchester United have suffered setback in their pursuit of  their top target Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan. The Serie A club President Jim Pallotta confirms “it’s done” for Nainggolan’s contract extension. The Belgium international midfielder had a 40-minute summit with directors last night and emerged smiling to speak with fans. Asked about the Nainggolan…