PM: €42m Chelsea star must spread salary over five years to seal Milan return – the latest

By Oliver Fisher -

Two conditions have been outlined which would facilitate the return of Tiemoue Bakayoko to AC Milan this summer, it is claimed.

MilanNews reported last Wednesday that Monaco will not exercise their right to buy the 25-year-old, and that Milan dream of creating a Bennacer-Bakayoko pairing in midfield for next season.

Il Corriere dello Sport (as cited by TMW) added that Milan are hard at work to secure a return for Bakayoko and have begun talks, but Chelsea for now though are not backing down from the €42million transfer fee they agreed with Monaco.

According to PianetaMilan journalist Daniele Triolo on Twitter, there are two conditions that must be bet for the reunion to take place.

The first is to do with salary. Bakayoko is due to earn €14m over the next two seasons at Chelsea, and if he were willing to spread that over five seasons with Milan (€2.8m-a-year) then it would fall in line with the Rossoneri’s budgetary plans.

Secondly, Chelsea must accept a transfer formula of either a loan with option to buy or loan with obligation to buy.

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