Monaco are in talks with Chelsea over a potential move for midfield flop Tiemoue Bakayoko, this is according to reports.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard does not feature Bakayoko in his plans for the season and he has asked the French star to leave.
Bakayoko enjoyed what was adjudged as a fine form while he was on loan with AC Milan last season and he returned to the Blues this summer with high hopes.
Alas, his best bet at playing regularly this season is away from Chelsea.
He has been linked with a move to the Turkish league but it appears that he would end up lacing his boots for his former club.
French newspaper L’Equipe, as quoted by Metro, claim Monaco have taken knowledge of their former player and they have proposed a loan move for him, with the option of buying him permanently at the end his spell.
Bakayoko joined Chelsea with the pedigree of a top-notch player but his stock has reduced greatly.
The signing of Mateo Kovacic and Lampard’s belief in Mason Mount has been his undoing at the club.
He may find his form at Monaco.