Close to AC Milan, Tiemoué Bakayoko is still waiting for a full agreement to be found with Chelsea. In recent days, contact between Paris Saint-Germain and its entourage has been renewed.
“Staying in Milan is my dream, my obsession. “ These were the words uttered by Tiemoué Bakayoko after his first stint at AC Milan. Loaned to AS Monaco last season, the native of Paris made a good impression in the Principality, but the option to buy 42 million euros, considered too important, was not exercised by the Monegasque club. Since his arrival in London in 2017, the native of Paris has had a complicated career. Already loaned twice, the midfielder has played only 43 games with the residents of Stamford Bridge. Linked to Chelsea until June 2022, the midfielder does not fit into the plans of Frank Lampard, the Blues coach, and is therefore looking for a new base. An opportunity that AC Milan wants to seize.
As we revealed to you, Stefano Pioli’s men want to enlist the 25-year-old midfielder. Passed through Lombardy during the 2018-2019 season, being a major element of the Milanese, Bakayoko is also in favor of a return to Italy. The Rossoneri also have an agreement in principle with Chelsea on the basis of a paying loan (3 million euros) with a purchase option set at 30 million euros. The only problem is the player’s salary that the Rossoneri cannot finance. An opportunity that other clubs could seize.
Contact with Paris resumed
The midfield is one of the sectors that Paris Saint-Germain wants to strengthen. In fact, this observation has been valid since Thiago Motta’s retirement in 2018. And if the health crisis has put a brake on certain issues hoped for by the leaders of the Ile-de-France region (Sergej Milinković-Savić, etc.), Leonardo continues to activate his networks to find the suitable profile. And in recent days, contact has been renewed with the entourage of Tiémoué Bakayoko according to our information.
Leonardo knows the player very well, since the two men had met in the past at AC Milan. The Parisian sports director had also contacted the player’s brother and agent last year, shortly after his arrival in Paris. A mutual interest that the French international had confirmed during an interview with The team one year ago : “Yes, of course one day I would like to play in Paris, I can’t lie about that. It means a lot to me and to my loved ones. We are real Parisians. ” It remains to be seen whether this interest will translate into an offer.