Chelsea allowed Tiémoué Bakayoko to spend the 2018/19 season on loan at AC Milan and as part of the deal, the Serie A side had an option to sign him on a permanent transfer.
The Rossoneri’s failure to qualify for the upcoming season’s Champions League has seen them not exercise the option to make the midfielder’s transfer permanent.
Sevilla were interested in the 24-year-old in 2018 and despite the failure, he is back on their transfer agenda, claims Estadio Deportivo.
His brother, who is also his agent, has confirmed there are several clubs interested in his client.
“There are very interested clubs, who have asked for him, but we give Chelsea priority. We know that Chelsea will play the Champions League. We are looking for stability and Tiemoue (Bakayoko) has decided to stay there.”
However, the Spanish outlet says otherwise as the Blues are still not clear whether or not to retain the player, despite the transfer ban.
With Monchi back at the La Liga side, the Frenchman’s name has once again been brought up in the offices of Sánchez-Pizjuán. He is a player of interest for Julen Lopetegui’s side, but there are other targets for the same role.
Bakayoko needs stability and if he’s unable to achieve it with the Europa League winners, he prefers to leave the club on a permanent transfer. This makes it complicated for Sevilla because the west London club are demanding €35m.
The report states Sevilla could use the formula of a €5m loan deal with an option to make it permanent for €30m to sign Bakayoko.
For the deal to take shape, first Chelsea need to make a decision whether or not the midfielder will be included in their manager’s plans for next season and if not, then Sevilla will have to convince him to join them.