As well as sorting out their defence and perhaps even their goalkeeper situation, Chelsea need to work out what they are going to do with Tiemoué Bakayoko.

The defensive midfielder is now back at Stamford Bridge after a relatively mitigated loan spell at AS Monaco in Ligue 1, and with Frank Lampard previously making it clear he had no plans for the Frenchman, a solution will be needed in the transfer window.

One of the options would be to send him out again temporarily, although having already done so without either Milan or the principality side following through on their options to buy him permanently, perhaps a direct sale is now for the best.

The Serie A side could also be an option in that regard, as they haven’t forgotten how well he played under Gennaro Gattuso during his time there.

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Corriere dello Sport state the idea of signing Bakayoko ‘has never left’ the management’s heads, particularly due to what he can bring to the pitch through his ‘physical attributes’.

However, a move for him isn’t a priority right now, and the Italian newspaper explain the ‘strategy is to wait until the end of the market so that Chelsea can lower their economic demands’.

At the end of the day, it will all come down to how desperate the Stamford Bridge side are to get the player off their books, and if no one comes knocking in the next few months and Milan suddenly pop up with an offer that is deemed on the low side, why not just take it and run once and for all?