Chelsea lend midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko again to AC Milan as Serie A candidates seal two-year deal

Chelsea are loaning midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko again to AC Milan as Serie A candidates sign a two-year deal with the option to make the switch permanent…

  • Tiemoue Bakayoko returns from Chelsea to AC Milan after two-year loan
  • The Frenchman was a regular when Milan loaned him for the 2018/19 season
  • Milan has an option to buy and celebrated his signing with a video on social media
  • The 2018 FA Cup finalist wore a Milan shirt and put his signature on a blackboard

AC Milan have signed Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko on a two-year loan with an option to make the move permanent, the clubs said on Monday.

Bakayoko posed in the colors of Milan and put his signature on a blackboard after rejoining the Serie A giants, having played 42 games for them in all competitions in the 2018-19 season.

The 27-year-old Frenchman moved to Chelsea in 2017 but failed to establish himself as a fixture in the first team.

Tiemoue Bakayoko has been a peripheral figure for Chelsea since signing for the club in 2017

Bakayoko, who was capped by France in 2017 after being called up after Paul Pogba suffered an injury, has spent much of his time on loan, including the last two seasons with Monaco and Napoli respectively.

In arguably the pinnacle of his Stamford Bridge career to date, Bakayoko played the entire 90 minutes when his side defeated Manchester United 1-0 in the 2018 FA Cup final.

AC Milan are pleased to announce the signing of [Bakayoko] from Chelsea FC on a two-year loan, which could become a liability if certain conditions are met,” the seven-time Champions League winners said in a statement.

The club added that they had “unlocked” Bakayoko next to his autograph photos, along with the clip of him etching his signature on a blackboard with the words: “Reaving his marks again.”

Chelsea officially confirmed the move, adding: “We wish him all the best for the season.”

Bakayoko will be reunited with former Blues teammates Fikayo Tomori and Olivier Giroud, who both came to Milan permanently this summer.

The former Rennes and Monaco powerhouse will take on Liverpool among Milan’s Champions League opponents this season.

Milan, which defeated Cagliari 4-1 on Sunday, has so far won both league matches and is fourth in the Italian top league.