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Official: Tiemoue Bakayoko joins Napoli on loan from Chelsea

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Tiemoue Bakayoko has reunited with his coach from AC Milan after his season-loan to SSC Napoli was confirmed today.

Current Napoli manager Gennaro Gattuso was the manager at AC Milan two years ago, when the Chelsea midfielder spent time there as well. They parted ways at the end of that season, Bakayoko going on loan to AS Monaco instead and Gattuso waiting a few months before replacing Carlo Ancelotti in Naples by December.

But now they’re back together, and hopefully they can pick up where they left off in Milan. The 26-year-old midfielder is in desperate need of a bot of stability in this football career after a rather poor Chelsea debut campaign followed by back-to-back-to-back loans.

Bakayoko’s loan doesn’t technically have a buy-option (which aren’t necessarily worth much more than the paper they’re printed on), but Napoli are paying €5m in loan fees, which is not nothing.

In any case, good luck, Timmy!