New Chelsea signing Bakayoko takes No.14 shirt

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The Blues have confirmed they have completed the signing of the Monaco midfielder, with the 22-year-old taking Ruben Loftus-Cheek's squad number

Chelsea have revealed that new signing Tiemoue Bakayoko will wear the No.14 shirt for the club.

Chelsea sign Bakayoko

The Monaco defensive midfielder completed his switch to Stamford Bridge on Saturday, signing a five-year contract with Antonio Conte's side.

Speaking about his switch to the Premier League champions, Bakayoko told the club's official website: "I am very happy to be here and to join this great team.

"I have grown up watching Chelsea. Signing was the natural thing for me because it is a club I loved very much in my childhood. I am now looking forward to evolving under this fantastic coach and alongside so many great team-mates."

Ruben Loftus-Cheek previously wore the No.14 shirt for the Blues, although Bakayoko has now taken the number following the England Under-21 midfielder's loan move to Crystal Palace.

France international Bakayoko becomes Chelsea's third signing of the summer, with Antonio Rudiger and Willy Caballero having also arrived in the transfer window.