Official: AC Milan sign Bakayoko from Chelsea on loan

Tiemoue Bakayoko of Chelsea passes the ball during the international friendly between Chelsea FC and Perth Glory at Optus Stadium on July 23, 2018 in Perth, Australia. (July 22, 2018 - Source: Albert Perez/Getty Images AsiaPac)
Serie A giants AC Milan have completed the signing of French midfielder Tiémoué Bakayoko from Chelsea on a season-long loan with an option to make the move permanent.

The 23-year old midfielder signed for Chelsea last summer from Monaco for £40m and played 25 Premier League matches in his first season at the club.

Bakayoko struggled in his first season in England and Chelsea have improved their midfield options this summer with the signing of Jorginho from Napoli, a player new coach Sarri is familiar with, and Mateo Kovacic on loan from Real Madrid.

The former Monaco midfielder was not involved in Chelsea's first Premier League match against Huddersfield which ended in a 3-0 win for the Blues with goals from Jorginho, N'Golo Kante, and Pedro.

AC Milan have announced that they will unveil Bakayoko at a press conference in Milan on Friday, August 17th, 3pm.

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