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AC Milan willing to wait until end of window to move for Tiémoué Bakayoko — report

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Testing Chelsea’s resolve

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Despite being linked to the likes of PSG, AC Milan and West Ham, Tiémoué Bakayoko’s immediate future is far from certain. AC Milan would likely be ahead of the other two clubs because of their past affiliation with the player, but no one has made a serious move yet.

According to Corriere dello Sport (via Sport Witness), the Rossoneri are waiting to see if Chelsea reduce our €42m asking price for the midfielder. Just like previous reports, CdS claim that “Bakayoko has not been forgotten at San Siro”, but he’s not a priority at the moment and any potential move will only take place towards the end of the window, testing Chelsea’s patience and desperation to offload the midfielder.

In addition, Bakayoko will also be expected to lower his wage demands, with the 25-year-old’s current €6m per year salary unfeasible for the Serie A club.

Bakayoko has been impressive in his last two loan spells, with his performances for AS Monaco and AC Milan drawing plaudits. In theory, he should be one of the ‘easier’ players to offload this summer, but because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Chelsea will have to be a bit more flexible with the financials.