Tiemoue Bakayoko moves to AC Milan from Chelsea on season-long loan

Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko has joined AC Milan on a season-long loan move in a deal that could become permanent next summer for a fee in the region of £35m.

The 23-year-old joined moved to England last summer from Monaco for £39.7m, and despite making 43 appearances and scoring three goals, he struggled to make an impact at Stamford Bridge.

The arrivals of midfielders Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic this summer from Napoli and Real Madrid respectively and Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s return from a successful loan spell at Crystal Palace meant opportunities would have been slim for Bakayoko.

Milan wrote on their website confirming the deal: “Another important signing in the club’s new era.”

Bakayoko will be presented on Friday and becomes Milan’s second loan signing of the summer following the arrival of Gonzalo Higuain from Juventus.

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