Chelsea make U-turn on Tiemoue Bakayoko

Chelsea have offered Napoli an opportunity to sign Tiemoue Bakayoko on loan again.

Before arriving at their decision, Chelsea had earlier contemplated keeping the midfielder at Stamford Bridge for the season as reportedly requested by the Blues manager Thomas Tuchel.

Bakayoko rejected the west London’s club contract extension offer in order to force his move to AC Milan.

According to Italian daily Il Mattino via InsideFutbol, the Blues have offered to loan Bakayoko again to Napoli.

Chelsea want to shed the 26-year-old’s salary from their wage bill and are prepared to let him join Napoli on loan again, free of charge.

The Frenchman has spent each of the last three campaigns gaining first-team experience, having represented AC Milan, Monaco and Napoli.