Chelsea fans are pleased about getting rid of Tiemoue Bakayoko, with the youngster ready to be shipped out.
The midfielder is set for a loan switch to Serie A side AC Milan. The deal will see Milan have the option to buy the 23-year-old at the end of the season. Chelsea has slapped on a £35 million price tag to try and recoup what they paid for him last season.
The deal remains incomplete subject to a medical, but the player is in Italy and ready to finalise the move.
Bakayoko has had a strained relationship with the Chelsea supporters, most of whom have barely rated him.
With Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic arriving this season, chances for Bakayoko to impress have since become limited.
Here’s what the supporters had to say about potentially losing the Frenchman to AC and his performances overall:
Kante doesn't have to babysit Bakayoko anymore. Jorginho & Kovacic next to him in midfield.. tears in my eyes.
— َ (@HazardEdition) August 8, 2018
Naby Keita has done more in his first 30 minutes in the EPL than Bakayoko did all of last season.
— Babanla (@biolakazeem) August 12, 2018
Bakayoko out ☑️
Drinkwater and Moses next please @ChelseaFC
— Mod (@CFCMod_) August 12, 2018
I pray Bakayoko gets a great season so Milan can buy him out
— Кobby (@iKobby_) August 12, 2018
How on Earth did Bakayoko still manage to play 20 plus games for us, one of the most awful signings of the Abramovich era
— AfroBEAST Temu (@Brother_Sudi) August 8, 2018
Bakayoko..So you can pass the ball? It doesn't matter. Yout Uber has been called already. Even Moses and Zappacosta are showing remarkable signs of improvement. Sorry boys. You had your chance and you blew it. Too many players ready to grind. Goodbye.
— Frank Edoho (@frankedoho) August 7, 2018
A reprieve for Bakayoko is surely out of the question. Having included the option to buy offer to AC, it shows that Mauruizio Sarri certainly sees life without the 23-year-old.
And after a convincing 3-0 win at Huddersfield Town, fans have been raving at the prospect of Jorginho and Kovacic in the midfield.
With a plethora of options at Sarri’s disposal, Bakayoko would appear to have played his last game for the club.
Next up for Chelsea is Arsenal at home in a must-win clash next Saturday.