Kovacic replacement? Midfielder tacitly reveals he’d join Chelsea next season


French midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko has hinted his imminent return to Chelsea after a barnstorming loan spell with serie A club AC Milan.

Bakayoko fell out of favour at Chelsea when Maurizio Sarri was appointed. Sarri, who has always had a particular style of football felt the aforementioned French player would not be able to deliver on his plan and he signed on Jorginho.

Bakayoko had arrived Chelsea in the penultimate season from Monaco as a top-notch midfielder and he was a regular under Conte in his debut season. Alas, he wanted to play regularly and he asked Chelsea to leave for Milan.

The French midfielder was a core member of Milan’s squad as he featured in 31 league games. However, the San Siro failed to qualify for the Champions League and it appears as though Bakayoko would be returning to England with Chelsea.

According to Calciomercato, he posted on one of his social media pages the following message.

“Despite yesterday’s win we couldn’t reach a Champions League spot. This big disappointment doesn’t cancel everything and I want to thank you”.

“Thank for your support which was nice and sincere even if the beginning of our relationship was complicated. Thanks for your love when I went through the most complicated moments of this season”.

“Thank for your support on social media and for making San Siro a unique stadium. These memories will forever be with me. See you soon. Forza Milan”.

There is no telling if Sarri has featured the player in his plan for next season but the return of Kovacic to Real Madrid may just pave way for Bakayoko to shine again at Chelsea.