On-loan Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko is dreaming of a Champions League experience with AC Milan.
The former Monaco player has not hidden his ambitions to join Milan permanently in recent weeks and followed that trend in an interview.
However, the French man is equally open to a return back to the Blues despite their inconsistent form to secure a Champions League ticket.
“I’m having a good season, I’m very grateful to Milan and I’m very happy here, even though I was criticised a lot at the beginning,” said the 24-year-old.
“Still, it’s normal. Everyone expected more from me, so it’s no surprise. I can’t think about the future too much.
“I’ll do everything to ensure Milan qualify for the next edition of the Champions League. It’s been five years since the Milan fans last heard its anthem and I want to be there when it rings around San Siro again.
“We’ll see how the season ends, also because I have a contract with Chelsea, who are still a very important club to me.
Bakayoko hinted that his chances at Chelsea were reduced because of the purchase of Jorginho.
“Chelsea decided to make some changes and I wasn’t part of their plans. Sarri arrived and told me what his intentions were.
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“In addition, a man like Jorginho arrived. A second season at Chelsea would’ve allowed me to play my hand, but I felt the need to change the scenery.
“It was an important decision because Milan are the fourth time I’ve changed club. It’s a lot for a 24-year-old.
“It was Leonardo who contacted me and I’d have only left Chelsea for Milan because they’re the club who made me dream as a youngster.”