Mourinho to wait before Chelsea star can join United

Tiemoue Bakayoko

GETTYManchester United are hoping to beat Chelsea to Tiemoue Bakayoko

Bakayoko is in London and has been documenting his travels on Instagram Stories, in case any Chelsea fans are anxious about the deal getting done.

As a result, the Blues have the front seat in the pursuit, and they have now finalised a £40m fee with Monaco to secure the midfield enforcer, RMC Sport reveals.

Mourinho is in the market for a long-term replacement for Michael Carrick and the "Special One" is looking to sign Matic for the second time after being the man to lure the midfielder back to Chelsea in 2014.

Sky Sports announced on their Twitter account that the Premier League title winners will be omitted from Antonio Conte's travelling squad on Monday as their exit from the Blues nears.

But Bakayoko had already given the game away to fans on Instagram as his latest story showed him leaving a hotel in Chelsea. With Monaco receiving no other significant bids from other clubs, European media reports have stated that the principality club have agreed to sell the player to the Premier League champions.

Nemanja Matic will not be joining Chelsea on their pre-season tour of China and Sinapore with a possible move to Juventus in the offing.

Last week Chelsea were left reeling from the news that Romelu Lukaku had signed for United rather than return to Stamford Bridge, and the Mail says this latest humiliation has "stunned" Chelsea.

The 47-year-old Italian, who along with his coaching staff are yet to sign new contracts offered at the end of last term, is hoping to conclude deals for Juventus' Alex Sandro and Spanish global striker Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid.

Chelsea had earlier announced the signing of German youngster Antonio Rudiger from Roma.

Morata would replace fellow Spanish worldwide Diego Costa, whom Conte told at the end of last season that he no longer figured in the manager's plans despite his 20 Premier League goals spurring on Chelsea to the title.

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