Let’s take you back to the middle of May, Chelsea fans, before you were getting all excited about Timo Werner potentially playing at Stamford Bridge.
It was a time where transfer talk surrounding your club was mostly concerning exits, among which were Tiemoué Bakayoko.
The defensive midfielder still doesn’t know what his future will be made of, since his loan at AS Monaco will be coming to an end and the principality side will not be triggering the clause in the deal to make the move permanent.
Another club he won’t be joining will be OGC Nice, who have dropped out of the race.
They report the club ‘met the France international’s representatives less than a month ago’, but plans have changed since then in the south of France, and spending €25-30m on a player like Bakayoko ‘doesn’t fit the Ineos project’.
What does, however, is a move for Morgan Schneiderlin, as the Everton player appears to be edging ever closer to a return to France, slotting in exactly where his Chelsea counterpart would have had more money been available to spend.