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Rossoneri Round-up for 31 January: Bakayoko seems happy at Milan, will he be able to stay?

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It sounds like Tiémoué Bakayoko wants to stay at Milan, but can Milan afford to keep him?

Bakayoko was quoted as saying:

I’ve carried on training and working hard, and when you do that things change.

I’m happy because I’m playing well with the team. The future? I’m happy here but it’s not my decision, it’s Milan and Chelsea’s.

We’ll talk at the end of the season to see what we can do.

The buy-out clause is pretty steep for Bakayoko, with a rumored fee of £32 million, but it’s doable. Milan have reportedly been trying to negotiate a discount for the midfielder, and if he wants to stay at Milan, that might help Milan out. He’s been playing pretty good for the past few weeks and so perhaps a permanent move would be best for everyone after his Chelsea career got off to a poor start last year.

On to the links.

AC Milan and Italian Football Links

Milan beat SPAL 2-1 to end their goal scoring drought and finally pick up a win. [AC Milan Offside]

Tactical Review of Milan’s victory over SPAL. [AC Milan Offside]

AS Roma beat Parma 2-0. [Chiesa di Totti]

Inter Milan sporting director Piero Ausilio confirms that former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is NOT replacing Luciano Spalletti... for now. [Serpents of Madoninna]

World Football Links

Burnley beat West Ham United. []

Manchester City beat Southampton to cut Liverpool’s lead on top of the table. []

Monterrey signed Argentina international midfielder Maximiliano Meza. [FMF State of Mind]

Carlos Salcido announced his departure from Chivas de Guadalajara and had some not-so-nice things to say about the coaching staff on his way out the door. [FMF State of Mind]