Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko in advanced negotiations with Milan

AC Milan target Tiemoue Bakayoko from Chelsea to boost their midfield options.

According to the football transfer rumours in Italian media, Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko is in advanced negotiations with AC Milan.

The 23-year-old joined Chelsea from Monaco for a fee in the region of 45 million euros in July 2017. His contract expires in the summer of 2022.

Bakayoko has played 43 times for Chelsea since signing from Monaco, scoring three goals and creating three assists in that time.

He’s incredibly experienced for a 23-year-old and still has tons of room for growth.

Tiemoue Bakayoko has represented France at Under-16, Under-17, Under-18, Under-20 and Under-21 level, winning 27 caps, before making his senior international debut in March 2017. As a member of France national football team, Tiemoue Bakayoko won one cap.

AC Milan have built a reputation for recruiting young talent from within Europe, predominantly targeting those with sell-on value and immense potential.

 

Tiemoue Bakayoko
Tiemoue Bakayoko

 

Tiemoue Bakayoko has the talent to play many roles in midfield.

AC Milan are desperate to make an impact in the summer transfer window.

According to the Football Italia (via Sky Italia), “Milan are in advanced negotiations for Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko. The Rossoneri are looking to reinforced in central midfield this summer, but general manager Leonardo admitted yesterday that the likes of Sergej Milinkovic-Savic are out of their price range. Now though Sky is reporting that talks are well advanced for Bakayoko, with a loan with option to buy being discussed. The 23-year-old joined the Blues last summer in a €45m deal from Monaco, but failed to impress in his debut season. His hard-tackling style is unlikely to suit Maurizio Sarri’s style of play, but would be ideal for Diavolo Coach Gennaro Gattuso.”

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Undoubtedly Bakayoko would be a fantastic recruit for Milan.

AC Milan fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club this summer.

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