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Arsenal’s hopes of landing Tiemoue Bakayoko this summer have been hit after Chelsea surged ahead in the race to sign the midfielder.
Bakayoko has been very impressive for the French giants this term, helping his team to the summit of the French league table.
His superb form has caught the attention of top Premier League clubs, with Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United all interested in his services.
However, it is Chelsea who are said to be leading the race to sign the midfielder, according to respected football Journalist Guillem Ballague.
The West London outfit have now agreed personal terms with the player’s camp.
Ballague revealed the news via his twitter account on Tuesday, dashing Arsenal’s hopes of signing the French man.
“ Monaco ‘s Bakayoko has agreed personal terms with Chelsea ,” he wrote.
“Next step is for Chelsea to pay Monaco more than anybody else for the midfielder.”
Chelsea are now set to enter talks with Monaco and table a £32m bid for the midfield enforcer in a bid to secure his services.
Arsenal had identified the Monaco man as one of our targets this summer but we may now have to turn elsewhere after this recent development.
We had to deal with a mini midfield crisis in January when we where hit with series of injuries and suspension and Wenger is keen to avoid such scenerio next season. A player like Bakayoko would have gone a long way to fix the midfield.
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