On May 27th, we covered claims from Le10 Sport explaining that West Ham United are on the ‘lookout’ for Tiémoué Bakayoko.
The midfielder is currently on a loan deal at AS Monaco from Chelsea, and the Ligue 1 side will not make his transfer permanent this summer.
He spent the 2018/19 season on loan at AC Milan and reports coming out of Italy have suggested the Serie A side could also be looking at the Frenchman.
The interest from the Hammers and the San Siro side is once again mentioned by RMC Sport, as relayed by Il Milanista.
It’s claimed the 25-year-old will return to Stamford Bridge this summer, but will not be included in Frank Lampard’s plans for next season.
According to the report, West Ham’s intention is to buy the player ‘outright’ from their London rivals and this news has started to bother the Rossoneri.
That’s because Milan will have to ask Bakayoko to lower his wage demands to sign him, but the Hammers are ready to ‘meet the player’s request’ for salary.
It’s clear that Monaco will not exercise the option to make his transfer permanent and he will also not stay at Chelsea.
With West Ham and Milan being the two clubs interested, Bakayoko will have to take a decision on where he wants to play next season.