Chelsea flop Tieumoue Bakayoko ‘dreaming’ of return to AC Milan this summer
Tieumoue Bakayoko ‘dreaming’ of return to AC Milan as £40million Chelsea outcast plots a San Siro reunion this summer
- Tiemoue Bakayoko is said to be dreaming of a return to AC Milan this summer
- The £40million Chelsea signing enjoyed a positive loan spell in Italy
- A January move was on the cards but fell short as Milan couldn’t raise funds
- Chelsea may look to sell Bakayoko in order to generate cash for Jadon Sancho
The French midfielder has seen game time hugely limited in west London, having spent the past 18 months shipped out on loan to AC Milan and former club Monaco.
Despite a slow start to life in Italy, Bakayoko established himself in Gennaro Gattuso’s side, and had high hopes that the Italian giants would move to secure the Frenchman’s long term future at the club.
Tieumoue Bakayoko is reportedly dreaming of a return to former club AC Milan this summer
The Frenchman enjoyed a positive loan spell in Italy and is hoping to seal his long term future
However, Milan’s failure to offload Franck Kessie in January meant that the Bakayoko move failed to materialise, but the Chelsea midfielder is said to be dreaming of returning to Italy.
Italian outlet Calciomercato reports that Bakayoko is desperate to reunite with his friends at the San Siro, where he made 42 appearances scoring once and providing a single assist.
Should Milan be able to raise the funds, a move would appear favourable for all parties. Chelsea are looking to generate the cash to land big-money moves this summer, with Jadon Sancho at the summit of Frank Lampard’s wishlist.
The £40million signing has been a flop at Chelsea who are looking to offload the Frenchman
For Bakayoko, his inevitable departure from west London will be tinged with regret.
‘When I leave Chelsea, I have a feeling of failure because it’s a club I loved,’ he explained earlier this season.
‘There was a trigger because I had gone through all the stages and it was like I had a break in my ambition. I couldn’t do enough. Now I work a lot more.’