Wednesday August 28 2019
Bakayoko 'wants Milan return'

Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko has reportedly informed Milan that he wants to re-join the club.

According to Tuttosport, Milan officials are also not ruling out a late return for Bakayoko, providing Kessie leaves for Monaco this week.

The 25-year-old spent last season on loan at San Siro, making 42 appearances and becoming a fans’ favourite.

However, the latter part of his spell saw him fall out with Coach Gennaro Gattuso and turn up late for training.

There is also the issue of Gattuso’s successor Marco Giampaolo preferring ball players such as Ismael Bennacer and Lucas Biglia in central midfield.

Nonetheless, the Frenchman could return as a replacement for Kessie, who remains a target for Monaco, despite his demands of over €4m a season.

Bakayoko has since returned to Chelsea but is not in their first-team plans and has so far failed to secure a move away.

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