The negotiation between Milan and Chelsea for Tiemoue is still on standby but could be unlocked if two key conditions are met, a report claims.
According to Tuesday’s edition of il Giornale (via MilanLive), Milan would still like to have the French midfielder in their squad as he would add physicality and experience to a very young and perhaps still inexperienced midfield at certain levels.
Bakayoko himself would say yes to the Rossoneri proposal without hesitation, but the high demands of Chelsea have held back the operation, which however could still materialise in the very last days of the market.
Milan would be ready to accelerate their pursuit again if two important conditions are met: the first is the transfer formula, which would have to be a loan with a reasonable option to buy set – i.e. no huge guaranteed outlay.
The second concerns the sale of Rade Krunic. Without the departure of the Bosnian midfielder, Milan does not seem to be able to afford new additions to the midfield. However, at the moment the former Empoli man seems to be considered useful to Pioli’s cause and far from a departure.