It seems we keep saying this, but Tiemoué Bakayoko’s transfer from Chelsea to Milan is close to completion, with simple details, like the final transfer fee, to be decided.

It appears the broad agreement of sending the Frenchman back to San Siro for a year on loan is set, but with Stefano Pioli’s side reluctant to include an obligation to buy for the midfielder, there was a need for more talks.

The ideal scenario would be for the option to purchase the player to be optional, with a total cost of around €25-30m, according to Corriere dello Sport.

It’s said Bakayoko is in ‘the home straight’ regarding his move, and ‘these are decisive days to complete the deal’.

He’s seen as ideal for Pioli’s tactics and his arrival would allow for Milan to get rid of Rade Krunić and loan the young Tommaso Pobega elsewhere.

Over at Gazzetta dello Sport, the claim is the talks ‘continue’, and the Serie A club, having seemingly closed the arrival of Sandro Tonali from Brescia, will continue to do so ‘without too much pressure’ because Bakayoko’s arrival isn’t as pressing as it once was.

We’ll see about that, but this hasn’t fall through.

It’s just taking its time.