On Tuesday morning, we covered a story from Gazzetta Dello Sport claiming that Milan are now interested in negotiating the purchase of Tiemoué Bakayoko from Chelsea.

We pointed out that with his good form at the Rossoneri, it was a matter of time until local newspapers started talking about the permanent move.

And it’s no surprise that now, Calcio Mercato brings a pretty similar story, saying that the acquisition of Bakayoko has now become a ‘priority’ for Milan.

Although the player didn’t have a good start at the club, the website points out that his attitude towards making a comeback was crucial to revert the situation.

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It’s claimed that intermediate Federico Pastorello was told by Milan about their wish and will now speak to Roman Abramovich about a possible discount.

Milan will reportedly use Bakayoko’s desire to stay in Italy as an argument, and try to convince the Blues to decrease the price set on the loan contract, which is €35m.