FootMercato: Milan begin negotiations over return of €42m-rated Chelsea outcast

By Oliver Fisher -

The negotiation to bring Tiemoue Bakayoko back to AC Milan is ‘alive’, a report claims, with talks underway between the Rossoneri and the player’s entourage.

After a successful loan spell with Milan in 2018-19, the speculation regarding a possible reunion between the Frenchman and the Rossoneri has been constant.

MilanNews reported on Wednesday that Monaco will not exercise their right to buy the 25-year-old, and that Milan dream of creating a Bennacer-Bakayoko pairing in midfield for next season.

Il Corriere dello Sport (as cited by TMW) added that Milan are hard at work to secure a return for Bakayoko and have begun talks, but Chelsea for now though are not backing down from the €42million transfer fee they agreed with Monaco.

Now, FootMercato are reporting that Milan seems the ‘most viable track’ and the club’s management have begun negotiations to bring him back to Italy.

There have been contacts between the Diavolo and the player’s representatives over the possibility of a return to the San Siro this summer.

Meanwhile, French outlet RMC Sport (via il Milanista) believe that West Ham are also keen on signing the 25-year-old in the upcoming window to bolster their midfield ranks.

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