AC Milan about to close signing of Chelsea midfielder

Central midfielder found. AC Milan are about to close a loan deal with Chelsea for the services of Tiemoue Bakayoko.

AC Milan are about to close a signing in midfield. It will be the first of the duo Leonardo-Maldini, who want to offer coach Gennaro Gattuso the required quality player in midfield. Rino too as approved this transfer.

La Gazzetta dello Sport confirms this morning that the much-awaited reinforcement should be Tiemoue Bakayoko. Negotiations for Chelsea’s 23-year-old French-Ivorian midfielder are at an advanced stage. In the past few hours there has been an important, perhaps decisive, acceleration. The former Monaco is a muscular midfielder, the type of player that the coach had requested in order to have an alternative to Franck Kessie, who played practically every game last season.

Even though coach Antonio Conte played him always from the first minute last season Bakayoko failed to justify the 40 million euros spent by Chlesea last summer. The French international struggled to adapt in England but still made 43 appearances and scored 3 goals. He arrives at San Siro on loan with the right to buy at the end of the season.

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