GdS: Bakayoko agrees to cut his salary as Milan and Chelsea discuss transfer fee

By Isak Möller -

Tiemoue Bakayoko seems to be just one step away from returning to AC Milan, who are in desperate need of another midfielder to complete the midfield. The negotiations with Chelsea are at an advanced stage.

The midfielder has agreed to cut his salary to €2.5m per year, as reported by Gazzetta Dello Sport (via MilanNews), but there is another issue. Milan need to find a meeting point with Chelsea regarding the fees of the loan deal.

Chelsea are asking for a paid loan of €1.5m and want the buy-out option to be valued at $€20m, while the Rossoneri aren’t willing to go higher than €10m. It remains to be seen if an agreement can be reached, but there is optimism.

Milan will have Rade Krunic in the midfield tandem this evening, due to Ismael Bennacer’s condition, so there’s no doubt that they need to reinforce the midfield department. Krunic isn’t horrible, but he certainly isn’t a deep-lying midfielder.

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  1. Bakayoko agrees to cut the salary to 2.5m to play for the club and Kessie wants 7 million?

    It is pretty clear to me who really wants to play for Milan & who doesn’t.

      1. Kessie only played one season to the par. When Baka was in Milan 18-19 season, he out shined Kessie in almost every single match. He was named at least 3 games MVP in that season

  2. Kessie rightfully deserves 7 million. It is simply clear his entourage will not accept a lower offer. That brings us to the management behavior: why do not they pay him 7 mil? This is a risky business. As it may very well turn into a “Donnaruma saga”. So, if we are not going to pay what he asks then we should sell. Otherwise, we will not receive any money. Bakayoko is a good addition and a 2.5 mil salary is legit. Yet, we should appreciate that instead of keeping his salary, he wants to revive his career

  3. You forget easy my friends. Bakayoko has the potential to be as good as kessie but he needs stability. Kessie was above average in his first years and exploded in 2020-2021 season… I see many similarities.

    1. Exactly. If Bakayoko finds himself again in our shirt, towards the end of the season, we’d be talking about an immovable double pivot of Kessie-Bakayoko. Although, I agree we shouldn’t overpay for him, a total investment of €10 is just right.

      1. ”an immovable double pivot of Kessie-Bakayoko” ? so you have buried Bennacer? For me, Bennacer is better than these two together.

  4. Doesn’t seem like these guys have learned anything from the Donnarumma and Calhanoglu fiasco. There’s only so much negotiating you can do before you call it quits. The longer it takes the stronger Kessie’s bargaining position gets. Pay the man (and he deserves the money) or sell him now.

    1. If the club backs down & gives somebody 5m+, then all of this wouldn’t make sense at all.

      In case like this I would’ve rather kept Donnarumma & given him 10 million.

  5. Anything over a total of 10m for Bakayoko is over paying IMO. His salary is fair though.

    In case of Kessie, as much as I love him, I wouldn’t give him more than 5, maybe 6 with all the bonuses, otherwise what was the point of making a stand? If he’s not going to renew then sell for anything in the region of 50m.

  6. All these badge kissing players who eventually show no loyalty , like the Turk who went to inter .. hopefully Jessie stays ..

    Not many loyal players left , how much is enough for these guys

    The disgrace that is greed

  7. Bakayoko likes Sheva and Kaka in the, they leave from Milan to Chelsea and Madrid but in next year back to Milan again cause they love Milan culture.

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