Chelsea strike £39.7m deal to sign Tiémoué Bakayoko from Monaco

• Deal for 22-year-old France midfielder rests on medical due for Friday
• Nathaniel Chalobah joins Watford on permanent deal

Tiémoué Bakayoko will undertake a full medical at Chelsea on Friday after the payment structure on a deal worth up to €45m (£39.7m) was agreed with Monaco to secure the France midfielder.

The 22-year-old underwent keyhole surgery to clean out one of his knees at the end of the French domestic season and is in rehabilitation. Chelsea are confident Bakayoko will not require a further operation but, while the player is able to conduct the medical and complete his transfer, the medical department consider him to be at least six weeks from being in first-team contention.

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