Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is reportedly lining up a £40m offer for Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko in order to beat out Chelsea.

According to The Daily Star, the Portuguese tactician has made him his top priority in the January transfer window, as he has been forced to act now in order to avoid missing out on him to his former club.

It’s added that Monaco are desperate to keep hold of the 22-year-old, as the Frenchman has been an influential part of their success so far this season.

Bakayoko has made 27 appearances in all competitions, scoring twice, with Monaco pushing for the Ligue 1 title as they sit just two points adrift of leaders Nice after 19 games