CM: €35m Chelsea midfielder ‘dreams’ of Milan return – attempt was made in January
By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan discussed the possibility of bringing midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko back during the January transfer window, a report claims.

Bakayoko joined Milan on a season-long loan in summer 2018 and won over the heart of Gennaro Gattuso and the support of the fans after a difficult start.

However, Gattuso’s departure meant that Milan did not use their €35million option to buy the Frenchman from Chelsea and instead he moved back to former club Monaco, again on a season long loan.

Rumours of a potential return to Milan have never been far away, and according to Calciomercato.com it was something that was actually discussed.

The outlet claims that Bakayoko’s dream is to return to the San Siro and play for the Rossoneri again, as you could gauge from the multiple interviews in which he has expressed his love for the club.

In January, Maldini and Boban had talked to Monaco and Chelsea about the possibility of bringing the 25-year-old back, but failure to sell Franck Kessie means they were unable to fund the deal.

The future prospects regarding a reunion do not look good though. If Ralf Rangnick takes over as head coach and sporting director he is unlikely to pursue Bakayoko due to his cost, and he is more likely to bring in players from his own wish list.

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