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Bakayoko returning back to Milan

Milan are reportedly on the verge of bringing Tiemoue Bakayoko back to San Siro, on loan from Chelsea with the option to buy.

According to Sky Sport Italia, the Premier League side is now ready to accept the terms of the deal.

This would be a paid loan for one season, with the option to buy in June 2021, for a total of circa €30-32m.

It’s a return to Milan for Bakayoko, who already had a successful loan spell here in 2018-19, racking up 31 competitive games in Gennaro Gattuso’s squad.

Both the player and club wanted to make the move permanent, but not at the €40m that Chelsea were asking for.

Bakayoko has since gone on another loan at AS Monaco, but again failed to make it stick.

The 26-year-old’s contract with Chelsea only runs to June 2022, so this is their last real chance to allow a loan with option to buy and not risk losing him on a free transfer.

read also:Bakayoko accepts pay cut for Milan return

Bakayoko made the €40m move from Monaco in 2017, but only made 43 appearances for Chelsea, contributing three goals and three assists.

The midfielder is so eager to secure the return to Milan that Sportitalia claim he has accepted a pay cut from his €6m per year salary.

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