The Frenchman arrives at Stamford Bridge for a fee believed to be around £40m and the Blues have confirmed that Bakayoko will take on the number 14 shirt as he starts his Chelsea career.
But that raises some questions about the future of the last man to wear that shirt number for the Blues.
While 14 was technically vacant upon Bakayoko’s arrival, that is only because its old owner – Ruben Loftus-Cheek – has gone out on loan.
Loftus-Cheek is due to spend next season on loan with Crystal Palace but he will be keeping a close eye on Bakayoko’s arrival in west London.
The 21-year-old was shipped out to Selhurst Park in order to make room for Bakayoko’s arrival and now that the Frenchman has taken his number too, he will surely be wondering about his future at the club.
Nathaniel Chalobah recently forced through a permanent transfer to Watford because of the lack of opportunities in the Chelsea midfield and perhaps Loftus-Cheek will have to think about doing the same.
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