AC Milan have found an agreement with Tiemoue Bakayoko over personal terms, a report claims, so now they must strike a deal with Chelsea.
One of the priorities for the management appears to be to strengthen the midfield, as Pioli will continue with a 4-2-3-1 but alternatives to Kessie and Bennacer are needed.
The name of Tiemouè Bakayoko keeps being, a player who left the Rossoneri a year ago after a successful loan spell, but whose profile has always remained an option.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews), the Frenchman is willing to drastically reduce his salary from around €6million net to the €3m plus bonuses offered by Milan.
With personal terms agreed, the Rossoneri will now have to find an agreement with Chelsea.
A number of different outlets have suggested that the west London club are demanding €20m to let Bakayoko leave, with Milan ready to remain patient in the hope it will drop.