12 Aug Chelsea need £40m for Milan goal Bakayoko
Chelsea are prepared to promote Tiemoue Bakayoko to AC Milan however are aiming to recoup virtually the entire £40 million they spent to signal the midfielder in 2017, sources have informed Football4cast.
The 25-year-old has been deemed surplus to necessities as Chelsea look to assist finance a summer time spending spree that has already seen Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner arrive on the membership whereas talks are set to proceed with Bayer Leverkusen over a deal value a minimum of £70m for Kai Havertz.
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Bakayoko was the second-most costly participant in Chelsea’s historical past when he signed from Monaco three years in the past however his profession has stalled badly at Stamford Bridge.
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After a blended first season underneath Antonio Conte, Bakayoko was frozen out by Maurizio Sarri and spent the 2018-19 marketing campaign on mortgage at Milan. Frank Lampard changed Sarri and sanctioned one other mortgage, this time again to Monaco, the place he disenchanted and consequently the Ligue 1 membership determined to not take up an choice to make the deal everlasting.
Nonetheless, Milan are eager on bringing Bakayoko again to the San Siro and though Chelsea are prepared to do enterprise, they would favor a straight sale or a mortgage with an obligation to purchase fairly than an choice.
One report in Italy suggests Milan are ready to supply a £2.6m mortgage payment with an choice to purchase fastened at £31m. These figures carry an total deal near Chelsea’s valuation however additional talks are anticipated.
Bakayoko has two years remaining on his £100,000-a-week contract.