Monaco have opened talks with Chelsea over signing Tiemoue Bakayoko on loan, according to reports in the French media. The midfielder was not selected in the matchday squad for the defeat against Manchester United.
The Blues signed the Frenchman from Monaco two years ago for £40m but he struggled to settle in England, and he was loaned out to AC Milan last season. It now appears a second loan move for the 24-year-old is on cards.
Fans on Twitter believe it is the right move to let Bakayoko leave, but most were hoping for a permanent sale:
Get it done
— Dark Psychic Wonk Destroyer (@coreyshmuel) 12 August 2019
Good news for awhile
— Lamps (@CFCLamps_) 12 August 2019
Can they just sign him
— Samuel🇿🇲 (@sam_dizo) 12 August 2019
Please say there's a purchase clause at the end 🙏
— Matt King (@MKingy25) 12 August 2019
They need to buy him back not loan
— Jazza-B (@JazzaB4) 12 August 2019
I’ll drive him there if it helps
— Gino (@Ginoaldo9) 12 August 2019
Yes please 👍👍👍👍👍👍
— Kovaaacic (@kovaaacic) 12 August 2019
— dave (@nonbiasedchels) 12 August 2019
Does he need a lift to the airport?
— Calluminati (@_True_Blue_) 12 August 2019
Bakayoko has made just 43 appearances for Chelsea since his arrival at the club. While he featured prominently under Antonio Conte, neither Maurizio Sarri nor current manager Frank Lampard were fans of the midfielder.
It appears that a return to his former club would suit all parties. The French transfer window closes on September 2nd.