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PSG make Bakayoko approach as Monaco pass on option for Chelsea loanee — report

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Tiémoué Bakayoko’s disappointing three-year stay on Chelsea’s books could be ending in the next transfer window, even though his current loan team, AS Monaco are passing on him.

According to RMC Sport’s Loïc Tanzi, Monaco will not be picking up their €42m buy-option — not coincidentally the same amount Chelsea paid to Monaco in 2017 for the imposing midfielder who had such a terrible time in trying to settle into the Premier Leauge under Antonio Conte.

Fortunately, Paris Saint-Germain are said to be interested, with sporting director Leonardo making an initial approach. But Tanzi says talks are far from advanced — then again it’s only April and the future is shrouded in all sorts of mystery thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, Ligue 1 have just canceled the rest of their season because of it.

But, whenever we do return to some sense of normalcy, Chelsea will be looking to shift Bakayoko wherever and however we can. PSG would do nicely for all involved, methinks.

Bakayoko, who will turn 26 in August, was putting together a decent season in the Principality, starting all but one game he was eligible for since joining on transfer deadline day, often alongside former Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fàbregas and one-time Chelsea transfer target Aleksandr Golovin.