AC Milan midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko will return to Premier League club Chelsea at the end of his loan spell with the seven-time European champions.
His imminent return to Chelsea was confirmed by his agent and brother Abdoulaye Bakayoko in a chat with popular French transfer news portal L’Equipe.
Tiemoue Bakayoko joined AC Milan on loan from Chelsea during last summer’s transfer window.
He signed for the Rossoneri on a season-long loan deal with the option of a permanent transfer for €35m.
Earlier reports had said that AC Milan will pursue a permanent move for him though they were only willing to pay a little less than the stipulated €35m in his contract until the new development from the player’s agent.
Bakayoko made 31 appearances for AC Milan in all competitions during the just concluded campaign as the Rossoneri missed out on winning any trophy.
He had a slow start to his AC Milan career only for things to pick up for him just before the middle third of the season.
The French international didn’t have the best of ends to his career at the club after the bust-up with then manager Gennaro Gattuso towards the end of the season.
AC Milan legend Gattuso left his post as the club manager last month.
Serie A Club Swoop In To Sign 25m-rated Liverpool Star
Italian Serie A giants are interested in a move for Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren this summer according to the publication from Sky Sports.
It was revealed that the Croatian World Cup star has emerged as a top transfer target for AC Milan who are keen to rebuild their squad in the wake of the exit of club legend Gennaro Gattuso.
Dejan Lovren was a regular fixture for the Croatian national team at last summer’s FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia.
Croatia reached the final of the tournament before they were beaten 4-2 by eventual champions France.
Seven-time European champions AC Milan want to sign him this summer and Liverpool have slapped a £25m price on the 29-year-old centre back.
The aforementioned Gattuso resigned as AC Milan manager at the end of the latest Italian Serie A season after leading the club to fifth position which was not enough for Champions League football for next season.
Gennaro Gattuso had two years left on his AC Milan contract and he’s expected to be replaced by Sampdoria boss Marco Giampaolo.
Apart from Dejan Lovren, AC Milan are also interested in a move for Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira who recently admitted that he missed the lifestyle in Italy after just one season in the Premier League.
Deal ON!!! Man United to approach AC Milan for star player
The Latest report claims that the English Premier League outfit Man United have had their finals contact offer turned down by Spanish goalkeeper David De Gea which means he would be leaving the club any moment from now.
This has therefore forced the Red Devils out of their way to secure a replacement for the former Atletico Madrid stopper as they are preparing to approach Italian Serie A outfit AC Milan stopper Gianluigi Donnarumma ahead of the summer window.
It has been noted that Gianluigi Donnarumma has a contract running with AC Milan until 2024 but the Serie A outfit are facing a battle to keep him because of his £5.3 million salary per annum which seems difficult for the club to pay.
This, therefore, suggests that they could be forced to receive the offer from the Red Devils as long as the sum of £53 million is paid for his signature.
Gianluigi Donnarumma remains a top quality stopper and has gained the needed experience to be able to fit in the English football.
however, David De Gea could be heading to the Italian Serie A outfit Juventus ahead of the summer window while the French Ligue 1 outfit Paris Saint Germain are also interested.
Deal Off: £35m Chelsea Loanee To Return After Milan Spell
AC Milan midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko will leave the club this summer after his loan spell with the Italian Serie A giants.
This is according to the publication from trusted Italian news outlet Calciomercato which claimed that the Rossoneri won’t take up the option of making his loan deal a permanent one.
Bakayoko joined AC Milan from Premier League giants Chelsea on a season-long loan deal at the start of this season with the option to sign him permanently for £35m.
The 24-year-old will now return to Chelsea after his loan spell expires next month after AC Milan decided against his permanent transfer.
AC Milan are not willing to pay the £35m transfer fee in his loan contract.
French midfielder Bakayoko has made 30 appearances for AC Milan in the league this season as the Italian giants battle to return to Champions League football next season.
AC Milan are in fifth position at the moment and just one point adrift of city rivals Inter Milan in fourth place on the Italian Serie A table.
Bakayoko and AC Milan travel to take on SPAL in their final game of the season later this week while Inter Milan face relegation threatened side Empoli at home in their last game of the season on Saturday.
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.
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