X

Monday 22
July

Chelsea

No budging on Bakayoko fee

16th April 2019, 16:39 by Jack Ogalbe

Chelsea are reportedly unwilling to back down on Tiemoue Bakayoko's asking price as AC Milan aim to make his loan permanent.

The Frenchman joined the Blues from Monaco in the summer of 2017 but failed to make much of an impact at Stamford Bridge and headed to Italy last August.

Bakayoko has rediscovered his form while at the Rossoneri, earning particular praise from coach Gennaro Gattuso, who has hailed his tactical improvement.

The midfielder's loan deal includes a 35m euro release clause and Milan are keen to bring him to Serie A permanently.

However, that could depend on whether they finish in the top four, with Champions League qualification providing extra breathing room within their financial fair play restrictions to bring in the 24-year-old.

Reports in Italy suggest Bakayoko is keen to come to an agreement that keeps him at the San Siro but Chelsea are unwilling to budge on his asking price and Milan's final spot in the standings could provide the key to his future.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Jack Ogalbe has been working for the team since his student days, having enjoyed a successful placement. He is an avid West Ham fan but also enjoys writing on rugby union, golf, tennis and cycling.

More Chelsea

Chelsea

Chelsea duo linked with Swansea

22nd July 2019, 04:50

Chelsea duo Jake Clarke-Salter and Kasey Palmer are set to head out on loan with Swansea keen to do a double deal.

Chelsea

Mount reveals Lampard inspiration

21st July 2019, 08:22

Mason Mount says he is inspired by Frank Lampard and is ready to give his all to be a big success at Chelsea.

Chelsea

Kante setback for Chelsea

21st July 2019, 08:08

Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante has been sent home from Japan as he struggles with a knee injury.

Chelsea

Ampadu heads to Germany to complete loan switch

20th July 2019, 13:01

Chelsea's Ethan Ampadu has been spotted in Germany as he edges closer to sealing a loan move to RB Leipzig.

Chelsea

Familiarity making life easier for Lampard

20th July 2019, 11:59

Frank Lampard is settling into his managerial role at Chelsea quickly and puts it down to the familiarity of being at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea

Lampard - Zouma is going nowhere

19th July 2019, 17:18

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has announced he wants to keep hold of Kurt Zouma ahead of the upcoming Premier League campaign.

Recent Sport Headlines

Manchester United

Reds turn down PSG Pogba swap offer

22nd July 2019, 05:32

Manchester United have rejected an offer from Paris Saint-Germain to swap Neymar for Reds midfielder Paul Pogba, reports claim.

Liverpool

10-man Sevilla beat Liverpool

22nd July 2019, 05:16

Jurgen Klopp refused to be downbeat after watching his Liverpool side lose 2-1 against Sevilla at Fenway Park on Sunday.

Liverpool

Reds boss reveals Mane return date

22nd July 2019, 04:50

Jurgen Klopp says Sadio Mane will only link up with the rest of the Liverpool squad after the Community Shield clash next month.

Chelsea

Chelsea duo linked with Swansea

22nd July 2019, 04:50

Chelsea duo Jake Clarke-Salter and Kasey Palmer are set to head out on loan with Swansea keen to do a double deal.

Arsenal

Real ace on Gunners radar

22nd July 2019, 04:49

Arsenal hope to snap up Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos before the transfer window closes, reports have claimed.

Newcastle United

Magpies target Deepdale ace

22nd July 2019, 03:54

Preston North End defender Ben Davies is said to be a target for Newcastle boss Steve Bruce as he lines up his first signing.

Bournemouth

Cherries cash in on striker

22nd July 2019, 03:42

Lys Mousset has finally completed his move to Sheffield United, boosting Bournemouth's coffers by £10million in the process.

Juventus

Juve boss cool after Spurs loss

22nd July 2019, 03:27

Maurizio Sarri refused to be downbeat after watching his Juventus side lose 3-2 to Tottenham in the International Champions Cup.