The long-wait to have Tiemoue Bakayoko at Chelsea is now over as the Frenchman completed his move from Monaco to London on Saturday.

Bakayoko, who has signed a five-year contract and will wear the No.14 shirt, said: ‘I am very happy to be here and to join this great team. I have grown up watching Chelsea. Signing was the natural thing for me because it is a club I loved very much in my childhood.

‘I am now looking forward to evolving under this fantastic coach and alongside so many great team-mates.’

Before the switch to Chelsea, Bakayoko had 100 appearances for Monaco during his three seasons there, scoring five goals.