Reports in Italy suggest that Serie A outfit AC Milan are in advanced talks with Chelsea to sign French midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko on loan.

According to Gianluca Di Marzio, Milan are intent on signing the player on a loan deal this summer, and the move appears to be very close.

The deal in question would be a loan move with an option to buy at the end of the season.

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Bakayoko has struggled at Stamford Bridge and his performances in pre-season haven’t been any better. The player was previously linked with a loan move to Sevilla.

Bakayoko joined Chelsea from Ligue 1 outfit AS Monaco in a £39.7 million deal and he has failed to justify his price tag since his arrival at Stamford Bridge.

The arrival of Jorginho also meant that he fell down the pecking order in the club’s midfield positions.



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