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Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko is currently on loan at AC Milan after failing to impress at Stamford Bridge last season following his move from AS Monaco.

When Bakayoko joined Chelsea Monaco in the summer of 2017, the midfielder was Chelsea’s second-most expensive player ever.

Bakayoko has returned to form since joining AC Milan on loan last summer and has made 30 appearances for AC Milan in all competitions this season, including 20 appearances in the Serie A.

AC Milan have been impressed with the performances of the France international and according to The Sun, AC Milan are willing to sell Manuel Locatelli to Sassuolo in order to free up funds to sign Bakayoko and avoid Financial Fair Play pressure.

Bakayoko recently talked about his time at Chelsea and revealed he left Stamford Bridge for AC Milan because the club didn’t want him.

“I left Chelsea because I felt that the club did not want me anymore,” Bakayoko said.

“Of course, I was sorry. I’ve been there for a year, it did not go as I had expected.

“[Leaving Chelsea] was a simple and difficult decision at the same time to be taken because Chelsea are Chelsea and I do not think I have shown my skills, so it is unpleasant.

“It was an easy decision instead because I do not think the coach was counting on me and Milan is difficult to refuse.

“What went wrong at Chelsea? ​Everything was going right up to a particular moment.

“It was not a simple thing to live and it was probably my first hard time in my career: To be in a club that does not want you for the following season.”

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