Chelsea are reportedly in talks to recall Tiemoue Bakayoko from his loan at AC Milan and could let him go immediately on a free transfer.

Daily Telegraph journalist Mike McGrath has reported on Twitter that Chelsea and Milan are currently in discussions about ending the 28-year-old’s loan at the San Siro.

In addition, the Blues could then decide to let the central midfielder move to a new club on a free transfer.

McGrath wrote on Twitter: “Tiemoue Bakayoko in talks with AC Milan to end his loan from Chelsea. Chelsea are willing to let French midfielder move to another club on a free transfer.”

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Chelsea in talks to recall Bakayoko

It’s no real surprise to hear Bakayoko’s loan in Italy may come to an abrupt end, with the move scheduled to last until the end of the season.

The French midfielder hasn’t made a single appearance for Milan this season. La Gazzetta dello Sport previously explained Milan have frozen him out because they don’t want to trigger an obligation to buy clause with another appearance.

The Chelsea loanee has been on the bench during 16 Serie A games this campaign, but the manager is yet to put him on the field.

He only made 18 appearances in Milan colours last season after joining them on a two-year loan, so it sounds like the best deal for all parties if he leaves them as soon as possible.

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The £40million Chelsea splashed out to sign Bakayoko from Monaco in 2017 has to be one of the club’s worst ever pieces of business.

It would be a massive relief for both Chelsea and the player if he was no longer on the club’s books.

Hopefully, he can get a complete fresh start somewhere and rebuild his career. Aged 28, there’s still time for the defensive midfielder to do well at a lower level.

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