Nicolo Schira is reporting that Chelsea are now open to selling midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko at a cut rate of about 20 million euros at the minimum. The midfielder spent the season on loan at Monaco but the French side did not redeem him. The report indicates that AC Milan are still interested in him even though they have cooled down their approach. Schira notes that the salary is the main issue but can be solved if Bakayoko spreads his salary over multiple years. He notes that talks are ongoing but Milan will play the waiting game to attempt to get an even lower price.
Matteo Calcagni of MilanNews.it took a deep dive on the financial aspect of a deal and notes that Chelsea are unlikely to go lower than 20 million euros but may do so in the case of a loan with an obligation to buy. Bakayoko currently earns 6.5 million per year which is too high for Milan thus would likely have to settle for a 2.5 million euro deal over 4 years amounting to 12 million euros net for Milan over the contract. The current names is rotation appear to be Benfica's youngster Florentino Luis and Bakayoko to provide depth for Kessie and Bennacer. Let's see what happens.