Tiemoue Bakayoko’s agent Marco Busiello has described the midfielder’s contract situation at Chelsea as a “problem” to his client’s desired move to AC Milan.
According to last week’s report from The Guardian, Thomas Tuchel might consider the 26-year-old as a new midfield option for the new season should Billy Gilmour leave on loan this summer.
For Bakayoko, however, a regular football in Serie A, for example, would understandably be a more attractive option than a limited role at Stamford Bridge.
As the France international himself stated last year, Milan would be his preferred destination.
The interest also seems to be mutual.
Milan interested but would need to sell before making any move
According to Bakayoko’s agent Buesiello, Milan are clearly in the market for a new midfielder.
“We had a meeting a few weeks ago with the Milan directors who are looking for a player in that role,” the agent told Milan News.
“Having said that, this is a particular market, in which there is a need to sell before buying.
“It’s an idea, not only Bakayoko specifically, but Milan want to do something in that role.
“So we had normal talks that you do in these situations.”
Bakayoko has three possible options to secure summer exit, says agent
The former AS Monaco star has entered the final 12 months of his contract at Stamford Bridge.
However, as much as Chelsea might want to cash in on the player this summer, there is not just a lot of money in the market at the moment, at least for most clubs.
To get around this, the agent claims, Chelsea might allow Bakayoko to leave on loan but on a couple of possible conditions.
“The problem is precisely this,” Busiello said about Bakayoko’s contract situation.
“There are two ways; either Bakayoko is taken on loan with an obligation to buy him out by June 30, 2022, or he must renew for another year with Chelsea.
“Otherwise, the player must leave immediately on a permanent basis.”