Chelsea are looking to terminate Tiemoue Bakayoko’s contract, according to Fabrizio Romano. Turkish side Adana Demirspor are currently negotiating to sign the player, who has not played for Chelsea since 2018.
Chelsea Waiting for Green Light to Terminate Tiemoue Bakayoko’s Contract
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Bakayoko Has Final Say
Speaking on CaughtOffside as part of his Daily Briefing, Romano reported that Chelsea were looking to finally end Bakayoko’s time at Stamford Bridge. However, the club must get permission from the player before doing so, as both parties must agree to the early termination of the contract.
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Bakayoko was signed for £35 million from AS Monaco after the French side lifted the Ligue 1 title in 2017. Although he made 43 appearances for the blues that season, the midfielder endured a tough time in the Premier League. The nail in the coffin for his Stamford Bridge career was his performance and sending-off as Chelsea lost 4-1 to Watford.
The Frenchman’s last competitive appearance for the Blues came in the 2018 FA Cup Final where his side beat Manchester United 1-0.
Mixed Spells On Loan
Bakayoko would then spend the next four seasons on loan in search of a permanent move away. These included loans to AC Milan, Napoli, and former club Monaco. Both Milan and Monaco had options to buy, but neither club activated the clause.
He has endured mixed spells while on loan. He was a regular starter during his first stint with the Rossoneri and played frequently for his other two hosts.
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His second spell at Milan began in 2021 when the team won its first Scudetto in 11 years. But he played less regularly and started just five times in 14 appearances last season. He has not played a single minute under Stefano Pioli in this campaign.
Adana Demirspor Interest
Bakayoko has now moved into the last six months of his contract with Chelsea and he will leave the club in the summer. But Turkish side Adana Demirspor are interested in signing the midfielder before he becomes a free agent.
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Demirspor are currently sixth in the Super Lig, and currently have former Napoli midfielder Gökhan Inler and former Tottenham Hotspur Benjamin Stambouli in their squad.
Reports earlier this week suggested that Bakayoko had agreed a contract with the Turkish side. However, Gianluca Di Marzio reported that no agreement was in place and that Bakayoko would decide on his future in the coming days.