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Bakayoko ready to take pay cut to return to Serie A

Tiemoue Bakayoko, AC Milan
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Chelsea outcast Tiemoue Bakayoko is reportedly willing to accept a significant pay cut in order to broker his return to AC Milan this summer.

Bakayoko spent the 2019/20 season on loan at Monaco, recording 23 outings in all competitions.

Despite being of massive importance to the Ligue 1 team, the 25-year-old box-to-box midfielder will return to Stamford Bridge only to move on in the coming months.

Monaco decided against taking up an option of making Bakayoko’s stay in the French principality permanent due to the financial concerns raised by the coronavirus crisis.

Bakayoko had previously enjoyed an inspiring loan spell at AC Milan and is now ready to give up a substantial chunk of his salary to return to the San Siro, per InsideFutbol.

The ‘Rossoneri‘ are also keen to bring the towering midfielder back to Lombardy as part of the club’s efforts to assemble a squad capable of returning to the Champions League.

They were interested in keeping hold of the €15million-rated star last summer too, but the financial limits threw a spanner in the works then.

Now with Bakayoko pushing for a Serie A reunion, Milan will be looking to cut a deal with Chelsea, who are reluctant to retain their flop.

Frank Lampard has already structured his plan for the next season, and the Frenchman’s profile has fallen out of the equation.