Milan in Advanced Talks with Chelsea to Bring Back Bakayoko

Milan have been eyeing multiple midfielders, but Tiemoué Bakayoko has always been high-placed on their list. The Chelsea player is now very close to returning. The Italian club had a productive meeting with his agents yesterday, La Gazzetta dello Sport informs.

Marco Branca and Marco Busiello, the figureheads of the First agency that represents him, visited the Milan HQ. The parties are working on the formula for his return. The Rossoneri would prefer another loan spell with an option to buy at the end of it.

As it happened with Olivier Giroud, Chelsea recently activated their unilateral option to extend his contract until 2023. Milan and the Blues have collaborated on multiple deals this summer. The 27-year-old would be thrilled to return to the club where he spent the 2018-2019 season. He will slightly reduce his salary to facilitate the transfer. He played at Napoli in the most recent campaign, featuring in 44 matches and tallying 2 goals and 2 assists.

The return of Bakayoko would not be mutually exclusive with the acquisition of Yacine Adli. Milan have been negotiating at length with Bordeaux. However, they have not been able to reach an agreement on his price tag yet, the outlets adds.

Few teams were targeting Tommaso Pobega, and Torino won the sweepstakes and will sign him on a simple loan. The youngster will leave once the Rossoneri will complete another purchase in the same role. They will be short-handed in the position early on because Franck Kessié is nursing a thigh strain.