One of the representatives of Tiemoue Bakayoko has confirmed that there is a chance the midfielder returns to Milan this summer.
There has been an abundance of speculation in recent weeks suggesting that Bakayoko – who has returned to west London after his loan at Napoli expired – could re-join Milan, where he was on loan during the 2018-19 season under Gennaro Gattuso.
MilanNews interviewed Marco Busiello, an agent and CEO of the Firs1 agency, which collaborates in Italy with the Niagara Sports agency. Busiello is the agent for transfers to Italy for several players including Bakayoko, and he confirmed that a return to Milan cannot be ruled out.
“Bakayoko had a wonderful experience at Milan, just as the Rossoneri club found a very serious player who left a good memory. We had a meeting a few weeks ago with the Milan managers who are looking for a player in that position,” he said.
“This is a particular market, in which there is a need to sell before buying. Beyond Bakayoko, I believe that many signings will be realised later because first the clubs have to place some players before taking others.
“It’s an idea, not so much Bakayoko, but Milan want to do something in that role. Baka left a good memory and he has a good memory of Milan. The Rossoneri have to do something in that role, so we talked about it. normal that are done in these situations.”
Bakayoko has only one year on his contract with Chelsea, so the idea of another loan with option to buy deal is not possible given that would take him to the expiry of his contract.
“The problem is precisely this. There are two ways: either Bakayoko is borrowed with obligation to redeem by 30 June 2022 or he must renew for another year with Chelsea. Otherwise the player must leave immediately and permanently.
“Beyond the obstacles, Milan must do something in that area of the pitch. At the moment there are many evaluations, it will be a slow market.”