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Tiemoue Bakayoko was arguably one of AS Monaco’s best players in the now-cancelled Ligue 1 season but they won’t take up their €42m buy-option, partly due to the coronavirus pandemic, and also due to the club’s failure to secure Champions League football next season.
After struggling to excel with Chelsea, Bakayoko had a year-long loan spell with AC Milan which was full of highs and lows, as his season started out poorly then he picked up form and got into the team before falling out with his manager Gennaro Gattuso.
Bakayoko has two more years left on his Chelsea contract and the Blues are keen on offloading the 25 year old midfielder.
Sevilla are one of the clubs that have been linked with Bakayoko and the Spanish side were close to signing the midfielder on a €5m loan with a €30m buy-option last summer, but negotiations fell through after they failed to agree terms with Chelsea.
According to reports, Bakayoko might be keen on playing for Sevilla but the Spanish side aren’t keen on spending €42m as his buy-option especially after the impact of Covid-19.
Sevilla football director Monchi is said to still like Bakayoko, but they might have to look elsewhere.