AC Milan Confirm Signing Of Chelsea’s Tiémoué Bakayoko

Tiémoué Bakayoko is once again heading out on a two-year-long loan from Chelsea to AC Milan just like two years ago.

This is the 27-year-old's fourth loan in five seasons (including the current one) since joining Chelsea.

And because it’s a longer deal, he has also extended his contract with Chelsea by two years, just in case the Blues do eventually manage to recoup at least a portion of the £40m transfer fee paid to Monaco in 2017.

Milan, who are reportedly paying a loan fee somewhere in the region of €500k to €1.5m, also have a buy-option of around €15-20m, which then turns into a buy-obligation if certain conditions are met.

Both Chelsea and Bakayoko would’ve preferred a straightforward transfer, but current market conditions being what they are made that even more unlikely than it had been in previous seasons.

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Hopefully, Bakayoko can impress enough back at the Italian Serie A side to entice them to change this cycle for him, and for Chelsea.

This article was most recently revised and updated 3 months ago

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