Chelsea flop Tiemoue Bakayoko 'in talks with AC Milan' over permanent transfer with Napoli and Lyon interested
CHELSEA star Tiemoue Bakayoko is in talks with AC Milan over a permanent move, according to reports.
The 27-year-old hasn't played for the Blues in three years after spending time on loan at Milan, Monaco and Napoli.
According to journalist Fabrizio Romano, Milan and Chelsea are discussing the transfer of Bakayoko.
The French midfielder, who has one year left on his contract, is reportedly allowed to leave Stamford Bridge this summer.
There's a good chance Bakayoko will agree another one-year loan, seeing the player leave on a free in 12 months' time.
Team-mate Michy Batshuayi, who also becomes a free agent in 2022, is on the verge of completing a similar deal with Turkish side Besiktas.
And Bakayoko isn't short of suitors, with former team Napoli reportedly keen on bringing him back to the south of Italy.
French giants Lyon are also thought to be interested in the one-cap international after previously starring in Ligue 1 at Monaco.
Bakayoko started his career at Rennes, making 24 Ligue 1 appearances during the 2013-14 season to earn a move to Monaco in July 2014.
After a two modest seasons, the midfielder's career burst into life as he helped the principality club win the French title in 2016-17.
A move to Chelsea followed in July 2017 but he failed to make an impact at Stamford Bridge, playing 29 Premier League games in a disappointing spell.
Bakayoko spent the 2018-19 term on loan at Milan, where he featured 42 times in all competitions, before returning to Monaco the following season.
The player spent last year at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona, helping Napoli finish an impressive fifth in Serie A.
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