MN: Positive signs filter regarding return to Milan for Chelsea midfielder but key issues remain

By Oliver Fisher -

There are a couple of obstacles preventing Tiemoue Bakayoko from securing a dream return to Milan this summer, a journalist has claimed.

According to Pietro Mazzara’s latest editorial for MilanNews, Milan’s plans for the summer market are in motion with chief scout Geoffrey Moncada and CEO Ivan Gazidis’ right-hand man Hendrik Almstadt leading the charge.

A market based around signing Italian players under the age of 23 cannot be ruled out, with the aforementioned duo having already established contacts with several players.

However, the big news of the last few days is related to Timoué Bakayoko. The player was disappointed last summer when he realised that Milan and Chelsea would not find an agreement to make the move permanent.

He wishes to return to Milan but there are several obstacles. The first is that of the salary, as the 25-year-old would need to cut in half his €6.5m-a-year pay packet. The second is the transfer fee, as Chelsea have become a very hard seller and will not offer discounts.

Only a real push from the player could open the door for the return, but some positive signs have filtered recently from his friends in Milano and his entourage.

Lucas Biglia is certain to leave meanwhile and Milan will cut his €5million gross salary, so thus continues the dismantling phase of those players who arrived under Chinese management.

Tags AC Milan Lucas Biglia Tiemoue Bakayoko