AS Monaco close in on Tiemoue Bakayoko?

Saint-Etienne's French midfielder Romain Hamouma challenges Rennes' Tiemoue Bakayoko during the French L1 football match between Saint-Etienne and Rennes at the Geoffroy Guichard stadium in Saint-Etienne, central France, on April 18, 2014
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Monaco are reportedly close to completing the signing of Rennes midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko.

Rennes midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko has reportedly opened talks with AS Monaco after a fee of €8m (£6.3m) was agreed for his signature.

Bakayoko had been linked with a move to Liverpool, but after the Merseyside outfit failed to make a firm offer, he now appears likely to make the switch to the principality club.

According to L'Equipe, Monaco's bid for the 19-year-old was accepted on Friday, with the player due to discuss personal terms over the weekend.

The defensive midfielder made 24 appearances during his first season in the first team at Rennes.

Manchester United manager David Moyes on the touchline during the match against Everton on December 4, 2013
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