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Ex-Marseille coach Courbis: Chelsea midfielder Bakayoko ideal for PSG

Former Marseille coach Rolland Courbis is backing PSG's move for Chelsea outcast Tiemoue Bakayoko.

Courbis insists Bakayoko, who was on-loan with Monaco last season, can be a big hit with PSG this new season.

He told RMC: "I could only have good feedback on his professional seriousness. A loan would allow PSG to have a year to think about it. Afterwards, when we see Liverpool recover Thiago Alcantara, we are not in the same category. He can evolve as a runner or a defensive midfielder, but I find him less defensive than Fabinho.

"But it would be necessary to have clairvoyance skills to know if he could succeed in Paris. But Bakayoko, at PSG, in his region of origin, it can be a winning move."

Bakayoko was born and raised in Paris and played his junior football in the city's suburbs.

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