Chelsea flop Tiemoue Bakayoko close to £2.6m loan to AC Milan with Blues including £27m option to buy in transfer deal

AC MILAN 'are now close' to agreeing a £2.6million loan move to sign Tiemoue Bakayoko from Chelsea with a £27m option to make the deal permanent.

The 26-year-old impressed in Italy two seasons ago during a year-long loan at the San Siro. 

And after he made 23 appearances on loan at Monaco last term, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is keen to shift the midfielder. 

According to Fabrizio Romano, Milan are in the final stages of sealing a deal to sign Bakayoko which gives them the option to buy him for £27m after an initial loan fee.

The Blues have already added Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell, Malang Sarr, Thiago Silva and Kai Havertz to their squad this year.

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It leaves Lampard is need of a summer clear out and Bakayoko is among those unwanted. 

The Frenchman was part of Chelsea's pre-season squad last term with plans to allow the Frenchman the chance to fight for his place. 

But after a disappointing summer he was loaned back to Monaco, the club he was signed from for £40m in 2017.

Having had two consecutive loan spells, Chelsea are now keen to sell him permanently. 

But Milan are reluctant to strike a deal to pay out for him immediately, and will have the upcoming campaign to decide whether they will sign Bakayoko permanently.

They are also closing in on agreeing a deal to extend Zlatan Ibrahimovic's San Siro stay by a year – having joined the Italian's on a one-year deal last summer.

It comes after Milan announced the loan signing of Brahim Diaz from Real Madrid.

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