Chelsea transfer news: Blues complete AS Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko's signing

Tiemoue Bakayoko signed a five-year deal and will wear No 14 shirt at Chelsea.

Tiemoue Bakayoko
Tiemoue Bakayoko became Chelsea's third signing of the summer transfer window Reuters

Chelsea have completed the signing of France international midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko from AS Monaco over the weekend.

The 22-year-old becomes Antonio Conte's third signing of the summer transfer window. Willy Caballero was the Blues first arrival as the goalkeeper moved to Stamford Bridge on a free transfer after he was released from Manchester City.

Antonio Rudiger, who won the 2017 Confederations Cup with Russia, was the second new arrival at Stamford Bridge. He moved to the west London club from the Serie A outfit AS Roma. Bakayoko became the latest addition at Chelsea as the midfielder signed a five-year deal with the English champions after successfully completing his medical.

A statement on Chelsea's official website read, "Tiemoue Bakayoko is a Chelsea player having today completed a transfer from Monaco. Bakayoko, who has signed a five-year contract and will wear the No.14 shirt."

Bakayoko has expressed his delight to have completed a move to his "boyhood club" and is looking forward to play under the guidance of the former Juventus and Italy manager at Stamford Bridge.

"I am very happy to be here and to join this great team. I have grown up watching Chelsea. Signing was the natural thing for me because it is a club I loved very much in my childhood. I am now looking forward to evolving under this fantastic coach and alongside so many great team-mates," the midfielder told his new club's official website.

Chelsea technical director Michael Emenalo also welcomed their new signing after heaping praise on his display for the Monaco last season.

"Tiemoue was outstanding as Monaco emerged as one of Europe's best sides last season and we are delighted to welcome him to Chelsea," Emenalo said.

"Despite his young age he already has plenty of experience as a French title winner and having competed in the latter stages of the Champions League, we believe he will add considerable quality to our squad."