Napoli president, Aurelio De Laurentiis, has announced the signing of Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko.
De Laurentiis pre-empted the club’s confirmation of a deal.
“Welcome Tiemoue,” ADL wrote in one of his trademark tweets.
Napoli have then released an official statement on their website:
“SSC Napoli are delighted to announce the signing of Tiemoue Bakayoko on loan for the 2020/21 season.
“Bakayoko was born in Paris on 17 August 1994. He came through the youth ranks at Rennes and made his professional debut for them in Ligue 1 in 2013.
“The following season he moved to Monaco, where he made 63 appearances over three seasons and helped them win the title in 2016/17.
“Chelsea acquired his services in the summer of 2017 and the midfielder played 29 games in the Premier League and Champions League scoring two goals. He also won an FA Cup winners’ medal with the Blues.
“Tiemoue spent the 2018/19 season at AC Milan on loan, racking up 31 appearances for the Rossoneri with a goal in the Milan derby.
“He then rejoined Monaco on loan for the 2019/2020 campaign, before returning to Chelsea this summer. Bakayoko also has 13 France caps to his name”.