4 February 2019

Bakayoko Wants Permanent Milan Move  (Sky Sports)

Tiemoue BakayokoOn-loan Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko has reiterated his desire to make his temporary move to AC Milan permanent at the end of the season.

The 24-year-old midfielder has enjoyed a return to form at the San Siro this season after failing to impress Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri in pre-season.

Bakayoko was loaned out to the San Siro in August with his long-term future at Stamford Bridge remaining in doubt.

The Frenchman still has three years left to run on his current deal with the Blues, but has admitted he is hopeful of securing a permanent move to AC Milan at the end of the season.

"Things are going well for the club and I right now," he told French newspaper Nice Matin.

"There wasn't a turning point. I just wanted to show that I was good enough for a big club. Milan are on a different planet.

"I was greeted by Maldini and Leonardo on my first day and and you immediately realise who you're dealing with.

"Then you have the atmosphere at San Siro, which is extraordinary. Milan are a legendary club. Who wouldn't like to stay at a club like Milan for a long time?

"Having said that, I'm still under contract with Chelsea for the next three years. I don't have all the cards."

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