Chelsea midfield destroyer linked with summer move to Serie A

Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko reportedly has his heart set on a return to Serie A side AC Milan at the end of the term.

The Blues are said to be desperate to flog the French midfielder who they purchased for £40 million from Monaco in 2017.

Bakayoko – who is currently back at Les Monegasques on a season-long loan – won the FA Cup with the Blues in his debut season in England where he featured in 43 games across all competitions.

But he was guilty of inconsistent displays with Maurizio Sarri shipping him off to Milan on loan last season after deeming him as surplus to requirements.

Rossoneri ultimately failed to turn his stay into a permanent deal, leading the star to once again be shipped off, with the 25-year-old back at Ligue 1 side and failing to impress.

According to Calciomercato, Tiemoue dreams of returning to the San Siro where they state the star has maintained a strong bond with his ex-team-mates as well as the side’s fan base.

They state he was even in attendance when Rossoneri lost to rivals Inter in February, where Bakayoko consoled the players after the 4-2 defeat.

It still remains to be seen where the 2016-17 Ligue 1 winner will be playing his football next season.

Monaco have an option to buy the player, but they will have to fork out a sum in the region of £37m to land him.

And it is also understood that La Liga outfit Sevilla are weighing up a summer move for Bakayoko.

Milan are not believed to be interested in securing his services, but it has been reported that discussions cannot be completely ruled out.