As reported by TuttoMercatoWeb, a return to Milan for Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko is anything but simple right now. Management in Milan have had their eyes on bringing the player back in for another loan spell, but as of now, Chelsea does not seem to be in support of that idea.
The London club extended the player’s contract until 2023 as they do not wish to let the player leave on a free. Currently the club is waiting for an offer for the player, as they would rather collect a profit than offer another loan. The situation is complicated now for Milan, but could change come August.
Another issue for Milan’s pursuit of the player is the views of manager Thomas Tuchel. Last summer, under Frank Lampard’s management, the club did not plan to use Bakayoko and were quick to loan him out. Now, Tuchel is reportedly ready to keep the player for the season and utilize his skills.
In recent days, reports have emerged that another Milan club, Inter, have shown interest in the player. They, however, would face the same issue as the Rossoneri in regards to paying the price tag for the player’s permanent departure.
Milan will continue to monitor Bakayoko’s status and how Chelsea will want to handle business over the matter, but, until things change, it does not appear to be likely for the player’s return to Milan.