Chelsea outcast Tiemoue Bakayoko is ‘dreaming’ of returning to AC Milan to put his horror stint at Stamford Bridge to an end, reports claim.
The 25-year-old, who joined the Blues from Monaco for £40million in 2017, has spent the the past 18 months shipped out on loan at AC Milan and former club Monaco.
His best patch of form in that spell was with the Serie A giants, where he impressed with a string of fine displays under Gennaro Gattuso.
He was close to sealing a return to the San Siro in January but a deal failed to materialise due to Milan’s failure to sell Frank Kessie, who is also a defensive midfielder.
And according to Italian outlet Calciomercato, Bakayoko is desperate to return to the Serie A club, where he made 42 appearances and scored once.
It is believed Chelsea would be happy to allow the Frenchman to leave this summer as they look to generate some cash to fund a move Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho.
Bakayoko recently expressed his regret that his move to Chelsea hadn’t been a success.
“When I leave Chelsea, I have a feeling of failure because it’s a club I loved,” he told L’Equipe earlier this season.
“There was a trigger because I had gone through all the stages and it was like I had a break in my ambition.
“I couldn’t do enough. Now I work a lot more.”
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