Club now have to buy Chelsea loanee for £12m if he plays just one more game for them – journalist

Journalist Nizaar Kinsella has claimed that Chelsea will be owed £12m by AC Milan if Tiemoue Bakayoko plays another league game for them.

The Frenchman has endured a horror few years in terms of appearances, although last season he was part of Milan’s league winning side.

He made 14 appearances in Serie A, although was present on the pitch for less than 500 minutes, with them opting for other midfield options.

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This current campaign has been his third with Milan, with him being on loan there last season as well as back in 2018/19.

These spells were split by campaigns at Monaco and Napoli, totalling five different seasons away from Stamford Bridge since he joined.

Chelsea set for £12m for Bakayoko

His only season as a Blue was a horror show, with his infamous performance against Watford in the Premier League still being known as one of the worst in Premier League history.

However, it has reached a new low with Kinsella claiming that Milan are reluctant to play him again, due to the fee they will have to pay the Blues if he does.

He said: “Yet Bakayoko is not in the UEFA squad list for a Milan side who haven’t played him for a single minute this season.

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“The terms of their loan move from Chelsea dictates that if he plays another league game, they buy him permanently for £12m. Milan don’t want that to happen.

Despite technically being part of the Blues still, it is fair to say that the club have moved on from the prospect of him playing for the club ever again.

Despite a brief period where he looked set to feature alongside N’golo Kante for a few seasons, it simply never worked out at Stamford Bridge, and £12m would be a great coup for the Blues if it comes off.

Jack is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has freelanced for The Athletic and The Sun. Jack has reported live from Premier League and Championship grounds, whilst also being published in the Non League Paper.