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AC Milan and Chelsea At Crossroads Over Deal For Midfielder As Valuations Differ

The deal seem to be a slow burn but the player should remain the priority over the alternatives.

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Calcio Mercato are reporting that the negotiations between AC Milan and Chelsea over French midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko have reached a crossroads and have begun to slow down as the two clubs are struggling to agree on a buyout clause. The feee proposed by Chelsea is about 30 million euros while Milan want something closer to 20 million euros. This would apply after a one year paid loan worth 3 million euros.

Paolo Maldini is a fan of the midfielder who formerly graced the San Siro on a previous loan deal but was not redeemed due to the high price tag. Milan are building an iron clad midfield department that could host Kessie, Bennacer, Tonali and Bakayoko if the two latter deals are concluded.

Maldini has begun looking at alternatives as a precaution hence there have been talks with agent Bruno Carvalho for Florentino Luis from Benfica but his cost could be as high as his club rejected a 28 million euro bid for Fulham recently.

Fabrizio Romano is reporting that the talks are on to compete the deal at 3 million for the paid loan and a 30 million option to buy.