Bakayoko wants to make Milan move permanent

JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA - JANUARY 16: Tiemoue Bakayoko of AC Milan competes for the ball with Miralem Pjanic of Juventus during the Italian Supercup match between Juventus and AC Milan at King Abdullah Sports City on January 16, 2019 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Marco Rosi/Getty Images for Lega Serie A)

On-loan Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko is keen on securing a permanent stay at the San Siro.

Bakayoko, 24, joined the Serie A giants on loan last summer with an option to buy and the former Monaco man has reiterated he wants to remain in Milan.

The French midfielder endured a slow start to his career at the club but has recently grown in confidence making him Milan’s standout players this season under Gennaro Gattuso.

When asked about his future in an interview that was cited on FourFourTwo, the Frenchman said: “We’re waiting for the end of the season.

“I’m under contract with Chelsea, but I’m very happy at Milan and I’d like to continue with them.

“It was difficult at the start, also because of the language. Today things are going much better, both on the field and in everyday life, and I’m very happy.

“As for the future, the objective is to finish in the top four with Milan and have a surprise: a recall to the national team.”

Bakayoko has made 19 Serie A appearances for Milan and they are finely poised to secure a Champions League spot.

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“The percentage of our wins has increased, but the whole team deserves credit,” Bakayoko said.

“We had a difficult start and for me, it wasn’t easy to adapt to a new team and new surroundings.

“I think I’ve become an important player and I‘ve tried my best to help Milan get back to where they deserve to be.

“At the start, I was only played sparingly and I was judged a bit too soon. When I started playing regularly, I was able to improve my performances. That’s what I lacked: continuity.”

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