Report: Chelsea midfielder wants Serie A move despite other interests

Chelsea’s on-loan star Tiemoue Bakayoko is reportedly keen on joining AC Milan, as he has maintained a strong bond with a lot of their players and the fans.

The 25-year-old had a fairly good season-long loan spell at the San Siro last season.

Bakayoko featured in 31 out of the 38 Serie A matches Milan played last season where he helped the Rossoneri finished fifth and qualify for the Europa League.

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At the start of this campaign, Bakayoko returned to AS Monaco on loan deal with an option to buy worth a reported €42.5million.

However, according to Goal, as with other French clubs, the global pandemic has hit Monaco financially and they have opted not to trigger the permanent option.

Although returning to Chelsea and fight for a spot under Frank Lampard is an option, the Blues already have a plethora of options in midfield including Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Mason Mount, Ross Barkley and Mateo Kovacic.

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French outlet Le10 Sport claimed Paris Saint-Germain have been monitoring Bakayoko, although they would want to pay around €20-30m for the midfielder.

And Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano said on Calciomercato that if it were up to the player, he would already be joining Milan.

The report also mentioned La Liga side Sevilla among the interested parties.

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