Chelsea’s Tiemoue Bakayoko is reportedly set to exit Stamford Bridge again next season on loan.
The 24-year-old midfielder has just completed a season-long loan spell in Italy with AC Milan, where he became a regular and featured 41 times.
According to the Sun, Milan snubbed the chance to turn his loan into a £35million switch.
But the report details that Serie A rivals Inter Milan are lining up a potential swoop, as they could be about to appoint former Blues boss Antonio Conte as their manager.
It is understood that Conte wants a reunion with Bakayoko at the San Siro if he lands the Inter job.
Meanwhile, the report also adds that Inter’s general manager Beppe Marotta has a good relationship with the player’s representatives and talks are underway.
The Sun explain that there are talks underway about a loan deal for next season with Inter paying Chelsea £5million, with the option to buy for £30million the following summer.
Bakayoko has made just 43 appearances for Chelsea since he joined for £40million (BBC) from Monaco back in 2017 and it would be a major shock if he’s seen in West London again.
He’s yet to recapture the kind of form he showed in Monaco, but at his age still has time on his side and a switch to Inter looks best for all parties involved.
The Blues can consider themselves lucky if they end up just taking a £10million hit on Bakayoko when he does exit permanently.