Monaco want Tiemoue Bakayoko – and they're interested in another Premier League midfielder

Tiemoue Bakayoko

Monaco are keen to re-sign their former midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko from Chelsea (opens in new tab), according to L'Equipe (opens in new tab).

The Ligue 1 side are also keeping tabs on Mario Lemina, who is yet to play for Southampton (opens in new tab) this season.

Recent reports (opens in new tab) suggested that PSG (opens in new tab) were also interested in Bakayoko, but Monaco remain at the front of the queue.

The Frenchman, who spent last season on loan at Milan (opens in new tab), is not in Frank Lampard's plans at Stamford Bridge this term.

European clubs are permitted to sign new players until September 2, and Monaco are currently weighing up an offer.

They are also considering a move for Lemina, who has fallen out of favour at St Mary's under Ralph Hasenhuttl.


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Greg Lea

Greg Lea is a freelance football journalist who's filled in wherever FourFourTwo needs him since 2014. He became a Crystal Palace fan after watching a 1-0 loss to Port Vale in 1998, and once got on the scoresheet in a primary school game against Wilfried Zaha's Whitehorse Manor (an own goal in an 8-0 defeat).