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 By Ian Holyman

Tiemoue Bakayoko: Chelsea, Man Utd target influenced by Makelele, Toure

Alison Bender and Don Hutchison discuss whether Chelsea would really benefit from having Tiemoue Bakayoko in their side.

The article first appeared on ESPN FC on January 5, 2017.

Only the most fervent followers of French football would have turned their head to gaze had Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko passed them in the street six months ago.

But the 22-year-old has been linked with Chelsea and Manchester United, and with good reason. After two torrid years in the principality, the summer departure of Jeremy Toulalan and a change in his own attitude, Bakayoko has played a starring role in Ligue 1 and the UEFA...

 By Ian Holyman

Monaco's Djibril Sidibe wants playing time guarantee in any move

The FC crew look ahead to the UCL quarterfinals, giving predictions, and debating if there are any upsets in the cards.

Arsenal target Djibril Sidibe will only consider leaving Monaco if a new club can "guarantee" him playing time.

Sidibe, who wants to "become one of the best in the world" at right-back, said in October that he had been "really close" to joining Arsenal last summer.

But he opted to leave Lille for Monaco on a five-year deal because Arsenal "saw me playing rather on the left while I want to establish myself on the right."

The France international said: "As a player, it's always exciting to play against...

 By Ian Holyman

Alexandre Lacazette agent denies Atletico talks but others interested

Alexandre Lacazette will be critical to Lyon's fortunes against Juventus.
Alexandre Lacazette has also been linked with Arsenal, Liverpool and West Ham.

Alexandre Lacazette's agent has denied a report in Spain claiming the Lyon forward had agreed to join Atletico Madrid in the summer.

On Tuesday, Cadena Cope reported that Lacazette and agent David Venditelli had met Atletico chief executive Miguel Angel Gil in February.

It claimed Lacazette had verbally agreed to join them and added that Atletico's Antoine Griezmann had given the club "phenomenal references" about his fellow France international.

However, reports in France said Venditelli had told...

Arsene Wenger denies PSG offered him contract, derides links as 'fake news'

Craig Burley says Arsene Wenger is showing how arrogant he is through his handling of his future at Arsenal.
Gab Marcotti provides an update on Arsene Wenger after the manager said he's made a decision about his Arsenal future.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has denied a report that he has been offered a two-year deal to take over at Paris Saint-Germain.

The Sun reported on Tuesday that the French champions had approached Wenger about succeeding Unai Emery in the summer.

Wenger is out of contract at Arsenal after this season and has yet to announce whether he is staying on or stepping down.

But he told beIN SPORTS there was nothing to the PSG link, saying: "It is a false rumour. That is what you call fake news.

"I formally...

Kylian Mbappe zooms past Messi and Ronaldo to continue stellar rise

The ESPN FC crew discuss world football's rising star, Kylian Mbappe.

Herve Renard, the Morocco head coach and former Ivory Coast, Sochaux and Lille manager, could not believe what he was seeing.

It was eight years ago and at the time he was coaching the small team of Cherbourg in the French fourth division. Before the game against Ivry, he saw this 8-year-old kid, nephew of the Ivory coach, having fun with the ball.

"Who is this phenomenon? He will become one of the best," said Renard.

It was Kylian Mbappe. A decade later, Renard's prediction is true -- the prodigious...