AC Milan closing in on Bakayoko Loan deal

AC Milan closing in on Bakayoko Loan deal

AC Milan closing in on Bakayoko Loan deal

However, Bakayoko struggled to make an impact in the Chelsea midfield last term, with Blues fans left exasperated by his displays in a frustrating first season for the French global.

The Italian born tactician joined the Blues this summer after replacing Antonio Conte at the Stamford Bridge.

Willian says he intends to stay at Chelsea and confirmed Barcelona made a bid to sign him.

The 23-year-old France global joined the Blues from Monaco last summer for £40m and started 25 Premier League games in his first season in the Premier League.

Mateo Kovacic's arrival on loan from Real Madrid has seen them all fall further down the pecking order.

"It will be interesting whether or not we see one or two Chelsea midfield players go by the end of [the window], you never know".

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"Bakayoko, Danny Drinkwater. I think they won't feature too much".

"I prefer to have 23 or 24 players and three or four very young players".

And he remains unsure if new signing Kepa Arrizabalaga will start in goal at the Kirklees Stadium or if it will be Willy Caballero between the sticks.

And Chelsea are keen to offload some fringe players to shrink Maurizio Sarri's squad ahead of their opening game at Huddersfield on Saturday (3pm).

Along with Willian, Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois have also been heavily linked with moves away from the club.

He struggled to make an impact in midfield for the Blues however, who could only finish fifth in the Premier League.

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