Chelsea have received a massive boost following Tiemoue Bakayoko’s decision to stay at the club next season.
Bakayoko arrived Chelsea in the penultimate summer with the pedigree of a classy midfielder. Having enjoyed a barnstorming debut season, he was highly rated. Alas, Maurizio Sarri did not fancy him in his squad and he sanctioned a loan move for the French midfielder last summer.
Milan won the race for his signature and he joined them in a $6 million deal on a season-long loan agreement. Although Milan failed to qualify for the Champions League, Bakayoko was a revelation for the Rossoneri as he impressed throughout the season.
He featured for a total of 2800 minutes across all competitions for Milan, where his tackles, crosses and interceptions earned him rave reviews. The 24-year old is enjoying good form at the moment and he wants to fight for a place in Chelsea’s team.
According to L’Equipe, the player’s agent Abdoulaye laid bare his desire to fight for his shirt at Stamford Bridge.
“There are some pretty interested clubs, quite big clubs that have enquired but we give priority to Chelsea.
“We already know there is the Champions League [at Chelsea] and we are looking for stability.
“Tiemoue has decided to stay there.”
The addition of Bakayoko to Chelsea’s squad came at good time following the departure of Mateo Kovacic, who has returned to Madrid after his loan spell.
He is current valued at 35,00 Mill. €