Chelsea need more signings to follow Bakayoko, Desailly claims

Desailly says fellow Frenchman Bakayoko will slot in immediately at Chelsea but called for the club to be more active in the transfer window, having missed out on former striker Romelu Lukaku, who instead joined Manchester United from Everton for £75m. "If the coach doesn't want you, you have to leave".

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Though Chelsea have won 6 FA Youth Cups in 8 years, the departure of these young players suggests that, despite encouraging signs that Chelsea are investing in youth, The Blues' development system has become a little more than a cute money-maker.

In the past few days Chelsea have announced their first signings of the summer, with the confirmed captures of Antonio Rudiger and Tiemoue Bakayoko for around £34m and £40m respectively. Onda Cero believe that his temporary employers will be revealed at the time of the announcement of his return.

Chelsea were handed the Premier League trophy at Stamford Bridge following their 5-1 victory against Sunderland. His injury woes also warrant consideration as he's never truly enjoyed a season in England in which he's been fit throughout.

The Spanish international was seen wearing an Atletico Madrid top and told Cesc Fabregas to "give Conte a hug" - so, that relationship's well and truly dead in the water.

"That's why they wanted to have a new defensive midfielder, for him to be along people that can defend really strongly, for him to be express himself... so young, talented, don't mind the price". On the other hand, the striker's resale value may only go down from this point on and they would be wise to cash in now, particularly if they are hell-bent on bringing in Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal.

  • Ricardo Clara