CHELSEA new boy Tiemoue Bakayoko has lifted the lid on his summer move from Monaco.
The France international shot to fame by playing a key role in Leonardo Jardim’s men wrestling the Ligue 1 title from PSG’s grasp last term.
And during the recent transfer window he was hot property, with Chelsea and Manchester United interested in bringing him to the Premier League.
The Blues won the battle to secure Bakayoko’s signature, getting a deal over the line for about £40m in July.
And the 23-year-old midfielder’s now suggested Chelsea always had an advantage over United due to their former striker Didier Drogba.
Bakayoko told the Daily Mail: “Chelsea has always been a club I liked since I was young, especially because of guys like Didier Drogba being here.
“I would make a point of watching their games and I had this club close to my heart growing up, so I’m really happy to be wearing their shirt.
“I made the choice to come to Chelsea a lot because of the coach and after speaking to him.\
“And I spoke to the people around me and my family. It seemed like the best opportunity.”
Bakayoko slammed in his first Chelsea goal in last Tuesday’s 6-0 thrashing of Qarabag in the Champions League.
And he’ll be hoping to build on an impressive substitute showing against Arsenal on Sunday as Conte’s side pursue trophies on four fronts.