The Chelsea midfielder spent time on loan at AC Milan in the 2018/19 season. He reportedly wants to return to the San Siro and looks set to return to the Serie A club.
AC Milan in Talks with Chelsea for Tiemoué Bakayoko
Loan to Buy for Bakayoko
The initial loan for Bakayoko will cost Milan around €3 million. The option to buy the midfielder from Chelsea at the end of the loan spell will be around €35 million.
Chelsea reportedly offered the first bid for Bakoyoko from Milan. He played 42 matches for the Serie A club in his first loan spell with the club, scoring one goal.
Bakayoko’s First Team Opportunities
Twenty-five-year-old Bakayoko struggled to break into the Chelsea first team since his £40 million transfer from Ligue 1 side AS Monaco in 2017.
The France international only played 43 matches for Chelsea in three seasons. Bakayoko enjoyed a solid breakthrough season in 2017/18, with all of his 43 appearances coming then.
But he has not featured for the Blues since 2018 when he played in the 1-0 FA Cup final win over Manchester United.
He spent time back at Monaco last season for a second spell on loan where he made 20 league appearances for his former club. But the season ended early due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
First-team opportunities for Bakayoko at Chelsea may be lacking next season. Frank Lampard wants to overhaul areas of his squad. The Blues boss reportedly wanted to transfer ten players.