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Bakayoko ‘considering his future at Milan’ following racist abuse — report

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Parma Calcio v AC Milan - Serie A Photo by Giuseppe Bellini/Getty Images

According to Italian newspaper La Repubblica (via Football Italia), Chelsea midfielder Tiémoué Bakayoko is having second thoughts, and rightfully so, about extending his stay at AC Milan beyond this season due to the recent and repeated racist abuse he’s been suffering.

The 24-year-old seemed destined to turn his temporary stint into a permanent transfer via the built-in 35m buy-option, especially if Milan were to qualify for next season’s Champions League, but that might no longer be the case. Bakayoko is reportedly “very hurt” by the abuse as well as the lack of response from the football association and other governing and regulatory organizations.

Bakayoko has had a wonderful season with Milan, turning from questionable signing into a pillar of a team currently fighting for Champions League football after a five-year absence. However, the once amazing experience turned sour, although he would obviously be welcomed back at Chelsea with open arms, it’s not clear if there is room for him long-term despite his success in the Serie A this season...