'I wouldn’t refuse PSG’ - Monaco star Bakayoko targets big move

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The 22-year-old has attracted interest from across Europe after a fine campaign for Leonardo Jardim's side and has his eyes on a summer move

Tiemoue Bakayoko insists he is happy at Monaco, but hopes to sign for a big club in the near future and is tempted by French champions Paris Saint-Germain.

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The 22-year-old has enjoyed a superb season with Monaco, who currently top Ligue 1 with a three point lead over Unai Emery’s side.

Bakayoko’s performances have seen him linked with a number of top clubs including Premier League sides Manchester United and Chelsea.

The midfielder is reportedly seen as a potential replacement for Michael Carrick at Old Trafford with the 35-year-old coming towards the end of a long and successful career with the Red Devils.

However, the Frenchman is not thinking about his future just now, although he admits he wants a move to a bigger club.

“I am very happy in Monaco. This club has brought me a lot,” he told Le Parisien. “I want to focus on this season. We'll see after. I hope that I will sign in a large club.”

Tiemoue Bakayoko Monaco v Montpellier

PSG spent big in January bringing in Julian Draxler from Wolfsburg who has proven a huge hit since moving to Ligue 1 from the Bundesliga, as well as Goncalo Guedes from Benfica.

Emery’s men could well invest heavily once again in the summer, particularly if they are pipped to the title by Monaco, and Bakayoko admits he would find it difficult to turn the capital club down.

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"I was born and I lived all my youth in Paris," he added. "If the opportunity arises, I would not refuse to sign to the PSG. But I'm only 22 and I feel very good in Monaco."

Bakayoko will have the chance to impress in England on Tuesday night as Monaco face Manchester City in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 clash at the Etihad Stadium.

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