AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain have pulled out of the race to sign Tiemoue Bakayoko from Chelsea, with the midfielder now Napoli-bound.
After weeks and months of speculation regarding a potential return to the San Siro for Bakayoko, it seems that the 26-year-old will indeed be playing his football in Italy this season but not with Milan.
According to Goal reporter Nizaar Kinsella, Bakayoko will travel to Naples to undergo a medical on Sunday ahead of joining them on a season-long loan.
There is no option or obligation to buy inserted into the deal, just a £4.5m (around €5m) loan fee. The deal came about after PSG and Milan withdrew from talks due to Chelsea’s demands, which were deemed too high.
Meanwhile, it appears that Milan have focused their efforts on the defence instead, with Diogo Dalot having undergone his medical on Sunday ahead of joining on a season-long loan from Manchester United.