Monaco's 22-year-old central midfielder Tiemoué Bakayoko appears poised to leave the club this summer, with four major clubs now in active discussions with the player's entourage, according to RMC.
According to Bouhafsi's report, Chelsea are one of four teams in serious contention for the 22-year-old, and are hoping to beat Manchester United, Liverpool, and PSG to the punch with a quick early bid of €45m.
Monaco's crop of talented youngsters has been tipped to be taken apart in the coming transfer window, and it is thought Conte also has his sights set on Thomas Lemar, though given the Monegasque sides' healthy financial position, Bakayoko is Chelsea's top priority.
Chelsea are preparing a major offer for Tiemoue Bakayoko.
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However, Conte could face competition from Manchester United and Jose Mourinho for the Frenchman, and given the Ligue 1 champions Batshuayi could swing the deal in their favour.
The newspaper claims that Chelsea will open negotiations with Monaco once the season ends next week with a deal expected to cost the Premier League champions around £42.7m.
The 23-year-old has barely featured for Chelsea in the Premier League this season despite scoring the goal that won them the title against West Bromwich Albion last week.
The Telegraph claim Michy Batshuayi could be used as part of a player-plus-cash deal to sweeten the move.
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