AC Milan technical director Paolo Maldini is trying to bring midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko back to the club, according to a report.
The Rossoneri have been persistently linked with a move for Bakayoko since his successful loan stint back in 2018-19 under the then head coach Gennaro Gattuso.
With Maldini remaining at the helm, the rumours of a possible return for the 26-year-old have re-ignited, with several sources claiming that the former Monaco man is desperate to secure a move back to the San Siro.
According to a report from Tuttosport (via MilanLive), Bakayoko is dreaming of a return to the Rossoneri, while the club have also decided that they want to bring him back.
The will for both parties is to convince Chelsea to accept an offer, and Maldini is working on the basis of a paid loan with obligation to buy.
It is an optimal strategy also for the budget, since Milan would pay for Bakayoko in two instalments. Chelsea continue to ask for €20million, a figure that Milan do not consider to be too high, but they will try and drive the asking price down by being patient and knowing the English club are desperate to sell.