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Football transfer rumours: Manchester United to sign Tiemoué Bakayoko?

Today’s fluff danced really wunderbar

Like Romelu Lukaku, Tiemoué Bakayoko was widely expected to join Chelsea this summer. But one of them ended up at Manchester United instead, and the other might as well – the Daily Star report that a £35m fee has been agreed between Monaco and the Mancunians for the midfielder. And what might make this development even more upsetting for Chelsea is the fact that they indirectly caused it themselves, by deciding not to sell Nemanja Matic to United because they were in a wild huff over Lukaku’s decision to remain in the north, thus forcing them to seek midfield reinforcements elsewhere. When Tottenham were also unwilling to part with Eric Dier, attention switched to France.

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