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AC Milan Getting Close To Secure The Return Of Chelsea Midfielder After Two Years Away

Milan looking to strengthen the midfield ahead of a long season where the depth will be essential.

Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur - Pre Season Friendly Photo by Chris Lee - Chelsea FC/Chelsea FC via Getty Images

Gianluca di Marzio via MilanNews.it is reporting that AC Milan are getting closer to signing Chelsea FC outcast Tiemoue Bakayoko as the club looks to finally get him off their books after three consecutive loans spells at Milan, Monaco and Napoli following just a year in London. The midfielder would be the fourth in the rotation of Stefano Pioli’s midfield covering for Franck Kessie during the AFCON this winter.

Gazzetta dello Sport via MilanNews.it are reporting that the next 48 hours will be crucial for this deal. The 26 year old adds some experience to the midfield which would be crucial across the three competitions.

Calciomercato.it are reminding us that Bakayoko has given the deal a thumbs up for months now and was even open to it last summer. The player likes Milan and he is liked by the fans and management.

Manuele Baiocchini via MilanNews.it is reporting that Milan are not his only suitors as Juventus and Napoli in Serie A and Lyon in Ligue 1 are following him too.