Arsenal interested in Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko

23rd July 2018, Optus Stadium, Perth, Australia; Pre season football friendly, Perth Glory versus Chelsea; Tiemoue Bakayoko of Chelsea heads the ball during the second half (photo by David Woodley/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Arsenal have been credited with an interest in Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko.

RMC Sport claim Gunners manager Unai Emery ‘appreciates his profile’, having seen him in Ligue 1 whilst managing Paris Saint-Germain.

The former AS Monaco player spent last season out on loan at AC Milan following a poor debut season at Stamford Bridge following his £40 million transfer (BBC Sport).

The Gunners face competition from Manchester United for the 24-year-old, with the Red Devils fearful of losing Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba this summer.

A decision will apparently be made on his future next week, with Frank Lampard currently assessing his options as the team undertakes their pre-season training in Dublin.