Tiemoue Bakayoko in London  for medicals ahead of his move to Chelsea 

Tiemoue Bakayoko is in London for a medical and will finalise a move to Chelsea.
RTL Sport claim the 22-year-old Monaco man arrived in London on Monday night with Chelsea now close to wrapping up a £35million deal for the midfield enforcer.
Bakayoko made 47 appearances for Monaco last season, scoring three times and claiming one assist as Monaco won Ligue 1 and reached the semi-finals of the Champions League.

Lyon sign Chelsea striker Bertrand Traore on a five year deal

Lyon have confirmed the signing of Bertrand Traore from Chelsea on a five-year contract.
The Burkina Faso international has spent recent seasons on loan at Dutch clubs Vitesse Arnhem and Ajax and will now move to France on a contract until 2022.

The French club announced the signing on Twitter: “It is official: Bertrand Traore is Lyonnais! A transfer for €10m (£8.8m) and a five-year contract.”
The player was introduced during a press conference and posed for photographs with the club’s shirt.
He told OLTV: “I am very happy to be here, to be Lyonnais.
“Lyon has always been an impressive club, with big players and a great history. It is an honour for me to play here.

“When I came here with Ajax a few months ago, I was attracted by the philosophy of the club, with several young players from the academy, and the magnificent Parc OL.

“With Ajax, we had a bit of a similar style of play and that enticed me to come here.

“I am coming to bring something extra to OL and I hope to continue progressing and to learn with the coach and my new team-mates.”
Lyon president Jean Michel Aulas also said Chelsea will earn 15 percent of any profit from a future sale of the player and the Premier League champions will have first refusal should Traore eventually move on.

Traore joined the Blues in 2014 and scored four goals in 16 appearances, including goals in three consecutive matches in 2016.
He never established himself in the first team and, after his recent loan moves, is looking to carve out a long-term role for himself.

He said: “I have been looking to have stability and, in signing a contract with OL, I could not ask for more. I have the time to show everyone what I can do.”

The 21-year-old striker spent last season on loan at Ajax, scoring nine goals in 24 Eredivisie appearances as the club finished runners-up to Feyenoord.

He featured in the 2-0 Europa League final defeat to Manchester United in May, having scored two goals against Lyon in the semi-final.

The Ligue 1 club finished fourth in the table last season, securing qualification for the Europa League.
Aulas also said a deal for Real Madrid striker Mariano Diaz is close to completion.

Bayern send warning to Chelsea and Manchester United over Robert Lewandowski 

Bayern Munich claim Robert Lewandowski does not want to leave, adding clubs “risk a FIFA penalty” if they negotiate with the player.
The German champions released a statement in which they claim reports linking Robert Lewandowski with a move to Manchester United or Chelsea are false.
“Robert Lewandowski has a contract with FC Bayern, which he recently extended to 2021,’ read an official statement.

“Bayern are not thinking about any move for Lewandowski. There are no talks with other clubs, and there will not be.

“If other clubs negotiate with a player who still has a long-term contract, they risk punishment from FIFA.

“The player’s agent also assured us that he did not hold talks with any other club.”

Liverpool agree club-record fee for Roma’s Mohammed Salah

Liverpool have agreed a club-record fee which could reach £39million for former Chelsea player Mohamed Salah.
The Roma winger will become the club’s most expensive signing ever, topping the £35million they paid Newcastle for Andy Carroll in January 2011.
The deal could be announced within 48 hours with Salah set to sign a five-year contract worth around £90,000 a week.
Liverpool are believed to have agreed a fee of around £35million up front with a further £4million related to bonuses and performance-related add-ons.

Chelsea downplay Antonio Conte’s exit talk

Antonio Conte is not close to leaving Chelsea and has not expressed frustration with their transfer strategy or management structure, sources close to the club have told ESPN FC.
Sky Sports understand that “Chelsea are confident Conte, who is currently on holiday, remains committed to the Blues and will return for pre-season in the first week of July as planned”.

Chelsea forward Diego Costa  reveals Manager Antonio  Conte has asked him to leave 

​Chelsea striker Diego Costa says he has been told by manager Antonio Conte that he is no longer in the club’s plans.

The 28-year-old scored 20 goals in 35 Premier League games to help the Blues win the title but now appears set to leave Stamford Bridge.

“I’m a Chelsea player, but they do not want me there,” Costa said.

“Antonio Conte has told me by message that I do not follow at Chelsea and that’s it. Conte said he did not count on me for next season.”

Speaking after Spain’s 2-2 draw with Colombia on Wednesday, Costa added: “My relationship with the coach has been bad this season. It’s a shame, I’ve already forwarded the message to Chelsea people to decide.

“But it is clear that the coach does not count on me and does not want me there. You have to find a team.”