Bought from AS Monaco with a lot of hope, Tiemoué Bakayoko’s time at Chelsea simply hasn’t gone to plan.

After a first season under Antonio Conte, the defensive midfielder was moved to Milan on loan for a season, where he did well after some initial struggles.

Even with Maurizio Sarri gone, however, the France international wasn’t able to convince Frank Lampard to use him in his first-team, so a return to Monaco was organised with an option to buy.

It has since been reported the principality side will not be purchasing the player off Chelsea, which has allowed Paris Saint-Germain, already interested in 2017, to swoop in.

In fact, Le10 Sport in France are now reporting discussions regarding a transfer are ‘at an advanced stage’, and the player is ‘very keen’ at the idea of going to Paris.

Chelsea, down their end, are ready to sell and ‘open to listening to offers’, with Leonardo, the Ligue 1 champions’ technical director, having ‘placed his pawns’ and ‘ready to activate’ the avenue if it becomes a possible option for his club.