Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko wants to secure a loan return to AC Milan before the window shuts, a report claims.
The Frenchman spent last season on loan from the Premier League side under Gennaro Gattuso after struggling to settle in after his arrival from Monaco.
Despite struggling in his first few games, he become one of the Rossoneri’s most consistent performers and one of the first names on the team sheet.
The former Monaco man did exchange expletives with boss Gattuso on the touchline during the first half of Milan’s 2-1 victory over Bologna towards the end of the season.
Milan had the option to sign him permanently for €35m, however that was never triggered, most likely due to the uncertainty surrounding off the field matters at the club such as a new head coach and sporting director.
However, English outlet The Sun has out of nowhere reopened the idea of Bakayoko joining Milan once again.
The newspaper states that Bakayoko is ‘desperately hoping to secure a move away from Stamford Bridge’ before the Italian transfer window shuts on September 2.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has frozen Bakayoko out of his plans for the season, it is added, forcing him to seek a new club for the second straight summer.
The report goes on to state that Milan are his preferred destination in what would be another loan deal.
The Sun cite ‘reports in Italy’ which apparently claim that Giampaolo ‘is open to the idea of the former Monaco star returning to the club’.
Reports from French outlet RMC Sport, as cited by Calciomercato.com, recently suggested that Monaco have set their sights on Bakayoko as an alternative to Franck Kessie.