Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara have been forced to reflect as Tiemoue Bakayoko has made a request to them, according to a report.
As reported by today’s edition of Corriere dello Sport (via SempreMilan.it), Bakayoko has in recent days expressed his desire to continue for another season at Milan. The French midfielder still has a year left on his two-season loan from Chelsea, and he has asked Maldini and Massara to stay so he can redeem himself after the disappointing previous season.
To date, Milan have decided not to make a final call just yet while waiting for the market to evolve. Gennaro Gattuso’s Valencia are following him with interest, but if the Renato Sanches deal were to be unlocked, then the chances of seeing Bakayoko leave would increase.
The Frenchman barely played in the second half of last season with Stefano Pioli often preferring Rade Krunic in a deeper role, and the return of Tommaso Pobega and Yacine Adli from loan may further reduce the space available.