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Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko has been rumoured with an exit away from the club after failing to impress in a Chelsea shirt.
Bakayoko struggled to impress in his first season at Stamford Bridge after joining from Monaco for £40m and spent last season on loan at AC Milan, with the Italian club having an option to sign him on a permanent deal for £32m.
Despite impressing on loan at AC Milan, the Italian club opted against signing the midfielder on a permanent deal, and Blues boss Frank Lampard isn’t too keen on the Frenchman either.
Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater is another who’s being linked with a move away from the club, with Norwich City and Brighton reportedly interested in the 29-year-old central midfielder.
According to Turkish newspaper Aksam, a Galatasaray board member is in London to negotiate possible deals for both Tiemoue Bakayoko and Danny Drinkwater.
The Turkish giants have been previously linked with Bakayoko who they wanted to sign on a year-long loan. And now, the report from Turkey claims that that Sukru Haznedar, the board member, will look to complete the deals for both midfielders after the transfer window closes in the UK on 8 August.
Galatasaray want to sign Bakayoko but according to Goal, the Turkish side are not able to pay the Frenchman’s £120,000-a-week wage and will need Chelsea to pay part of his wages for the deal to happen.
Frank Lampard has not been impressed with the midfielder during the pre-season and the club will be listening to any offers for Bakayoko, either on loan or outright sale.