Transfer: Another Chelsea's first team star joins AC Milan

Bakayoko celebrates last season's FA Cup win with fellow Frenchman. Image PA Images

Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko is on the brink of becoming a Rossoneri as part of a loan move to the San Siro.

Official confirmation has not yet arrived from either club, but Sky in Italy is reporting that a deal to take the Bakayoko on an initial loan to AC Milan has now been finalised.

Following the latest summer arrivals at Stamford Bridge, players like Jorginho and Kovacic has been confined in by Sarri to help renovate the Chelsea midfield and it only sheds more doubt on Bakayoko to feature alongside arrays of talent within the Chelsea side.

The 23-year-old France worldwide joined the Blues from Monaco last summer for £40m and started 25 Premier League games in his first season in the Premier League.

The best case scenario, from our perspective, is that Bakayoko will rediscover his form at Milan and makes his move permanently next summer. But Ruben Loftus-Cheek looks to have put himself front and centre of Sarri's thinking after impressing for England at the World Cup.

The right-back, who spent last season on loan at Hull in the Championship, is due in Turin on Monday for a medical.

Bakayoko has also been linked with a move to Sevilla this summer as a potential replacement for Steven N'Zonzi.

Chelsea FC missed out on a top-four finish last season after Conte led the west London side to fifth spot following a hard second campaign at Stamford Bridge.

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