AC Milan midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko has revealed that his long-term future at the Italian club is not certain despite recent reports which claimed that the Italians are willing to turn his loan deal into a permanent one.
Frenchman Tiemoue Bakayoko is on a season-long loan at Italian Serie A giants AC Milan from Chelsea having joined them at the start of this campaign.
The player told France Football that his future is a blur to him at the moment before revealing that his immediate target is to make sure that Champions League football returns to the San Siro.
Bakayoko wants to help AC Milan return to Europe’s premier club competition after a five-year absence.
AC Milan can make his loan deal permanent for just €35m as stipulated in the loan contract that took him to the club from West London giants Chelsea last summer.
The midfielder became surplus to requirements at Chelsea at the start of the season after failing to perform to the height expected at the club following his £40m transfer from French Ligue 1 giants AS Monaco in 2017.
Tiemoue Bakayoko rose to prominence on the European stage after he played a major role for AS Monaco as they ended their 17-year league drought by winning the Ligue 1 title in 2017 in addition to reaching the semifinals of the Champions League in the same season.
Arsenal ready to release star defender to AC Milan
The North London outfit Arsenal are reportedly ready to let go of Shkodran Mustafi in the comings summer transfer window as he is reportedly being wanted by Italian Serie A outfit AC Milan.
The Gennaro Gattuso team are keen to land defenders as they struggled this season to deliver good performance due to their lack of an outstanding defence.
It has been reported that AC Milan seek to land Shkodran Mustafi on a loan deal and it has been suggested that the Arsenal team will not stand in the way of the defender as they already seek to have him replaced.
However, the latest report from Italy claims that AC Milan are yet to make a final decision on the signature of the star player as they will take a stand on landing him in coming weeks.
There have been a lot of mixed reactions to the performances of Shkodran Mustafi in the season that just ended with most Gunners fans not satisfied with his outing and will not mind seeing him leave the club at the end of the season.
More so, it is expected that the defence will be a major priority for the Arsenal team ahead of the summer window.
Arsenal given Serie A star advice
The North London outfit Arsenal have been told to reignite their interest in Serie A outfit AC Milan winger Suso ahead of the coming summer transfer window.
From all indication, the AC Milan star will be available as soon as the summer transfer window is opened as he has been on the wish list of the North London outfit since the last January winter transfer window.
Suso has not been in the best of form for AC Milan as he scored his first goal against Bologna after a long while of about four months with suggestions that he no longer has his heart at the club.
With claims that he will not be extending his contract with the San Siro outfit, the North London outfit have been advised to move in for Suso as he could reignite his career at the Emirates Stadium under manager Unai Emery.
The Gunners team have got the need to have England international Danny Welbeck replaced as he is confirmed to leave the club as soon as the season is over.
Danny Welbeck has had a couple of injuries in his spell at Arsenal and that has made the club conclude on leaving him out as it is unsure he would be able to return to his best.
The reason why AC Milan will sell star player to Man United
It has been suggested that the English Premier League outfit Man United could move in for the signature of the Italian Serie A outfit AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma ahead of the coming summer transfer window.
The Red Devils are keen on a new goalkeeper as it is yet to be seen if Spanish stopper David De Gea will remain at the club in the coming season as he has refused to commit his future at the club.
The former Atletico Madrid is believed to be unhappy at the club and wants to leave with a number of top European sides, including French Ligue 1 outfit Paris Saint German and Italian Seire A champions Juventus interested.
However, it has been reported that the San Siro outfit are not willing to part ways with Gianluigi Donnarumma anytime soon but they are dipped into a financial crisis that will force them into selling one or two players.
It is therefore claimed that the Italian giants will only give out Gianluigi Donnarumma for a fee that is not less than £48 million which the Red Devils are expected to pay as they will be able to raise the fee for the sale of David De Gea in the summer window.
Big Doubt: AC Milan Considering Transfer U-turn On Chelsea Loanee
Italian Serie A giants AC Milan are considering whether or not to make a U-turn on their decision to sign Tiemoue Bakayoko at the end of the season.
French midfielder Bakayoko is on a season-long loan deal at AC Milan from Premier League giants Chelsea having joined the Rossoneri at the start of the season.
Tiemoue Bakayoko was deemed surplus to requirements at Chelsea following the appointment of Maurizio Sarri as the new Blues’ boss.
He was thereafter loaned to AC Milan with the option of a permanent deal and the Frenchman has been in good form for the seven-time European champions.
AC Milan want to sign him permanently when the transfer window reopens this summer but that decision could be reversed according to the report from Italian news outlet Calciomercato.
The Rossoneri were in a fantastic position on the league table and also on course to qualify for next season’s Champions League when reports broke over the club’s intention of signing him on a permanent deal but things have changed in recent weeks and that has ultimately affected Tiemoue Bakayoko.
AC Milan have dropped from the Champions League places and are presently seventh on the league table after the 2-0 away defeat at fellow Champions League chasers Torino at the weekend.
Deal On: AC Milan Plotting Summer Move For Sarri
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri could leave the club at the end of this season for a return to Italy according to the publication from popular English news outlet London Evening Standard.
Sarri left Italian Serie A club Napoli for Chelsea last summer but he has not been able to convince the Blues fans that he’s the man for the job for the long haul.
Chelsea have struggled under Sarri at times especially away from home in the Premier League.
Sarri and Chelsea didn’t pick any point away from home vs the top six teams this season until the 1-1 draw at Old Trafford against Manchester United.
They had lost to Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool before the draw against Manchester United.
The draw maintained the Blues’ spot in the top four of the Premier League which will guarantee a spot in the Champions League for next season.
There have been doubts over Sarri’s position as the Chelsea manager this season and it’s still uncertain whether he will stay at Stamford Bridge beyond this season.
He was previously touted as a possible manager for AS Roma who are looking to appoint him as their permanent manager this summer.
The latest development concerns the managerial role at AC Milan with current recipient Gennaro Gattuso under pressure to keep his job.
Solskjaer hoping to lure AC Milan star player
It has been reported that Man United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is doing all in his power to lure AC Milan right full-back Davide Calabria to the Old Trafford in the coming summer transfer window.
Davide Calabria’s contract at the San Siro is gradually running out and the club are making efforts to convince him to remain with a new deal but talks are still underway as an agreement is yet to be reached.
David Calabria impresses at the Italian Serie A outfit and has got a contract with the club until 2020 but there is an urgent need for a new right full-back at the Old Trafford with Antonio Valencia hoping to leave the club at the end of the season.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reported to be uninterested in Diogo Dalot at the role while Ashley Young is not fancied for the position.
However, it is unclear if Davide Calabria will fancy a move away from AC Milan as he could be lured to remain at the club with a higher wage.
Meanwhile, the interest in Davide Calabria has been confirmed and it is suggested that the Red Devils have not come up with any real negotiation to land him in the summer window.
Betting Preview: Juventus vs AC Milan: Home Win Likely
Italian Serie A champions Juventus can move a step closer to retaining their league title with a win over AC Milan in their meeting at the Juventus Stadium, Turin on Saturday evening.
It’s the battle of the top two most successful clubs in Italian football though Juventus have been the most dominant in recent times.
They have won the last seven league titles and are in pole position to make it right league triumphs in a row due to their 18-point advantage over nearest challengers Napoli at the top of the Italian Serie A table.
A win over AC Milan will be given Juventus their 35th league title if Napoli fail to pick up any point in their home clash with Genoa.
For AC Milan, the challenge is to stay alive in the chase for a top-four spot at the end of this season with the Rossoneri just one point ahead of the chasing pack for Champions League football.
Juventus talisman Cristiano Ronaldo is a big doubt for the Old Lady with injury.
He has scored in the two meetings with wins over AC Milan this season and a repeat is at the odds of 1.75 according to BetKing.
A stalemate and an AC Milan victory is at the odds of 5.00.
Arsenal encouraged in pursuit of Serie A target
North London outfit Arsenal have been encouraged in their pursuit of Italian Serie A outfit AC Milan star Franck Kessie as they are reported to be willing to cash in on him for other transfer deals.
AC Milan needs to make the signature of Chelsea player Tiemoue Bakayoko permanent at the San Siro as he is currently on a loan deal which is the reason why they seek to have Franck Kessie sold to any club that is ready to meet with his asking price.
The North London outfit have been linked with the star player as they hope to have him as a replacement for Wales international Aaron Ramsey who is already on his way out of the club to join the Italian Serie A champions Juventus at the end of the season after agreeing to a four-year deal with the club.
There is, therefore, a need to have Aaron Ramsey replaced at the club and Franck Kessie has been identified as a perfect player for the replacement.
However, the North London outfit are being discouraged by the fact that AC Milan are asking for a $40 million fee for the star player which seems too big for the Gunners to pay.
Arsenal on standby as target falls out with club
Arsenal have been linked with the signature of Franck Kessie for a long period of time, and this could be the time to land him at the Emirates Stadium after claims that he has fallen out with the Italian Serie A outfit AC Milan.
Franck Kessie is reported to have had an outburst with his teammate Lucas Biglia and has been fined by the club.
Both were reported to have exchanged words on the bench as they were defeated by their San Siro rivals. It was claimed that Lucas Biglia made a remark to Franck Kessie which angered him leading him to react by Approaching the Argentine but the situation was saved by the teammates.
Suggestions are that the North London outfit could take advantage of the situation and unsettle the player by luring him away from the club in this coming summer transfer window.
It is claimed that the Italian Serie A giants will demand within the sum of £38 million for Franck Kessie which could be too huge for the North London outfit to pay.
However, the Gunners are not alone in the chase for Franck Kessie as he is also being wanted by Tottenham and PSG.
Why AC Milan striker will always have Arsenal at heart
AC Milan striker Krzysztof Piatek has given the hint that he will always have Arsenal at hear because of the moments he had as a young boy and how much he followed the club as a fan.
The Poland international is currently with the Italian Serie A outfit where he is improving and growing in the game but his childhood dream is to be at the Emirates Stadium with the North London outfit.
He confessed to being an Arsenal fan as a young player, adding that he loved the style of play introduced by former manager Arsene Wenger and the qualities of great players like Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp who are now legends of the clubs.
Krzysztof Piatek had scored 19 goals in 21 appearances for Genoa which is the reason why he was called upon by the San Siro side where he is now impressing.
Typical of Krzysztof Piatek is his celebration which indicates his gun power. He explained that he did the celebration once and it is now a part of him.
He is being encouraged by the fact that football fans in Italy always go crazy each time he does the celebration after each goal.
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