Report: Chelsea cut asking price of Milan midfield target to try help fund Havertz move

By Oliver Fisher -

Chelsea have no plans to keep Tiemoue Bakayoko and will therefore cut their asking price to facilitate his move to Milan, a report claims.

It is seemingly no secret that Milan want to use the summer window 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 mentioned, a player who left the Rossoneri a year ago after a successful loan spell and spent the 2019-20 season on loan at Monaco.

Numerous sources have reported over the last couple of days that the 26-year-old is even willing to take a pay cut to secure a return to Milan.

The Sun are now reporting that Frank Lampard has no plans to keep Bakayoko in his squad, and therefore Chelsea are ready to cut their asking price to around €22m in a desperate bid to get his wages off the books.

Milan on the other hand are banking on the Blues becoming even more desperate and are readying a bid of €15m, with the hope of getting a compromise somewhere around €16-17m.

Chelsea have already spent large amounts on striker Timo Werner and playmaker Hakim Ziyech, and it is believed that Bayer Leverkusen forward Kai Havertz is a target too, with his price tag around €100m.

 

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