Chelsea midfielder Tiemoué Bakayoko is ‘confident’ of securing a return to AC Milan this summer after returning from a loan spell at Monaco.

That’s according to Gazzetta dello Sport, who cover the situation today following rumours about the Frenchman’s future over the last few days.

Bakayoko has returned to Stamford Bridge following a loan spell at French side Monaco, but it is unlikely he will be staying in London.

Frank Lampard already has a packed midfield roster at his disposal, and all indications from Chelsea have been that they are keen to move Bakayoko on, especially given he’s spent the last two seasons out on loan.

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One of those seasons was with AC Milan, and they are keen to move for him this summer, with a report earlier this week stating that he had already agreed to lower his wages to make a move happen.

Milan, though, will have to find an agreement with Chelsea and so far that hasn’t happened, with a report today indicating they are waiting for the Blues to lower their €23m asking price before pushing ahead.

That same report indicated Bakayoko is happy to return to Milan and Gazzetta back up that claim in their latest piece.

They say the midfielder ‘only thinks of Milan’, something which isn’t new as that has been the case since his loan spell at the club came to an end.

He is also ‘confident’ that he will be able to return to the club this summer, suggesting he feels Chelsea may lower their demands at some point so Milan can come in.

So far that hasn’t happened, but it seems that this is a rumour worth keeping an eye on, with things likely to develop the further into the transfer window we get.