Fulham have reportedly made an attempt to sign Chelsea midfielder Tiemoué Bakayoko . in ‘recent days’.

It’s the Italian press who’s reporting it today, with Calciomercato saying the Whites are keen on getting the 24-year-old on a loan deal from the Blues.

Problem is that Bakayoko is currently having a loan spell at AC Milan, and the website claims that although he hasn’t been impressing in his first months at the Serie A club, it’s unlikely that he would leave in January.

Milan will still be patient and give time for Bakayoko to prove himself. Especially because they’ve already paid €5m for the loan, and have until the summer of 2019 to activate the €35m buying option which is included in his contract.

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The opportunity of making money with the sale is also good for Roman Abramovich. That’s why he wouldn’t like the idea of stopping the loan to send him to their West London rivals.

Bakayoko claims have been frequent in the Italian media, with some reports in recent months that Milan would be keen on him leaving sooner rather than later.

Fulham may have been brought in as another angle to the story, but Calciomercato make it clear this claim is from their own information.