As we all know by now, Milan want Tiemoué Bakayoko, and they are working towards bringing the Frenchman back to San Siro.

There’s already been a number of articles written about his desire to return, willing to sacrifice a large chunk of his wages to do so.

Both Gazzetta dello Sport and Corriere dello Sport have articles on the subject on Thursday, and we’ll go through them in order.

Starting with the pink newspaper, they touch upon the wage reduction, adding the talks with Chelsea ‘can be resolved’, as the Blues’ demands stand around €20m, and a first offer of €15m should kick things off.

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It’s short but sweet, but we now know where Milan are likely to start their negotiations, which leads us to Corriere dello Sport’s take on the matter.

It’s explained that Milan have been working on this in ‘great silence’ for a number of weeks, as Bakayoko is the ‘prototype’ of player that the American owners like.

His desire to return to the Serie A club is ‘more than a certainty’ and his ‘intention’ is to wear their shirt next year.

As has been mentioned in the past, Milan are prepared to wait for Chelsea to lower their demands, using Bakayoko’s desire to make the move to their advantage.

While there are ‘other clubs’ interested in the France international, Milan are his ‘favourite’.

It’s just a waiting game now.