AC Milan looking at alternatives to Bakayoko

AC Milan have been trying to sign back Bakayoko from Chelsea for a while but now the Rossoneri are looking around for alternatives.

The last days of August have been quite positive for AC Milan. Technical director Paolo Maldini has been very active on the transfer market.

After having successfully closed negotiations with Brescia for Sandro Tonali and Real Madrid for Diaz, AC Milan want to do the same for Tiemoue Bakayoko. The Rossoneri continue to talk with Chelsea but so far a deal hasn’t been reached.

Milan would like to sign back Bakayoko on loan with the right to buy but Chelsea aren’t convinced. The Blues want the loan to be with obligation to buy for at least 30 million euros, while Paolo Maldini and Frederic Massara offer around 20 million. At this point the Rossoneri have started to look around.

According to Sky Sport, AC Milan are seriously interested in Boubakary Soumare. The Rossoneri scouts have strongly sponsored the name of the  21-year-old French defensive midfielder to the management after an impressive campaign in Ligue 1. Nevertheless, Lille are not a club that sell at cheap prices.

Soumare has a price tag of around 35 million euros but wages considerably lower than Bakayoko. The problem is that Lille would hardly accept a loan move neither with the right or obligation to sell their gem.

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