Tiémoué Bakayoko is just one of several players still surplus to requirements at Chelsea, and while there’s been some cursory interest in him from the Serie A, nothing serious has developed just yet. AC Milan have been the most promising link, much more so than, say, Napoli, but they are looking for a cut-rate deal and are willing to wait until the final days of the transfer window for Chelsea to get desperate.
Corriere dello Sport (via Sport Witness) claim that Chelsea’s asking price is set at just €10-12m these days, but Milan want an even lower fee than that, or a loan deal. Either way, don’t expect a resolution anytime soon.
Meanwhile, Milan are also hoping for another handout in the form of Hakim Ziyech, who is one of the many names still under consideration as the replacement for Hakan Calhanoglu. They’re hoping that Ziyech will push for a move before the end of the window, as unlikely as that seems at the moment, which would in their mind force Chelsea into some sort of loan with a buy-option, at least according to Gazzetta dello Sport (via Inside Futbol).
Ziyech may not have had the best debut season, but we have very little, if any reason to get rid of him, so this is all just a bit of calciomercato nonsense.