AC Milan aim to sign £25m Bakayoko before Europa League qualifier


AC Milan aim to sign Bakayoko before Europa League qualifier

AC Milan are currently chasing the signature of Chelsea's Tiemoue Bakayoko, yet they have to sign him before their UEFA Europa League qualifier later on this month.


Reports indicate that the French midfielder is ready to take a significant pay cut to move to Milan, making it clear that he only wants to join the Italian club.


However, Milan are still in talks with Chelsea over a deal between the two sides, with rumours being that the clubs are negotiation a loan deal with an option to buy, yet there is still no agreement.


Whilst Chelsea want Milan to pay around £25 million for the player, the Rossoneri want a lower fee for the midfielder, with them having plenty of options in midfield already.


Reports from the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, Milan have an internal deadline in mind when it comes to the signing of Bakayoko, as they want their most important transfer business to be completed ahead of their Europa League qualifier against Shamrock Rovers on September 17.


The Serie A giants want Bakayoko to be a part of their Europa League squad, with the return to European football requiring Milan to have a much larger squad than last season.


Bakayoko is trying to push Chelsea as much as he can in order for the two clubs to agree on a deal, thus granting him his dream move to Milan.


The 26-year-old spent the 2018/19 season on loan at the Italian club, and whilst he performed well, his spell was marred by fans shouting racist chants at him, which prompted him to go on loan to former club Monaco for the 2019/20 season.


However, he seems to have changed his mind on the Italian fans, and is adamant on a move to the Rossoneri.