Makelele was the technical director at Monaco during Bakayoko’s youth years at the side.
The 22-year-old has joined the Blues in a deal worth £40m from Monaco.
“Makelele helped me greatly,” Bakayoko said. “When he arrived at Monaco I wasn’t a very, very good player, but I had a lot of discussions with him, he gave me a lot of advice, and he allowed me to play my style of football more simply.”
Source: Tribal football