Official: Tiémoué Bakayoko leaves Chelsea for AC Milan on season-long loan deal
Posted: 14 August 2018 Time: 13:30
AC Milan have confirmed the signing of midfielder Tiémoué Bakayoko from Premier League side Chelsea.
Bakayoko, 23, joins the Serie A side on a season-long loan with an option to make the deal permanent at the end of the season.
Chelsea will receive €5m (R80m) for the initial loan deal, while the reported fee agreed will set Milan back a further €35m (R565m), according to Gazzetta dello Sport.
The France international featured 43 times for the Blues last season after making a €40m (R647m) switch from AS Monaco.
However, he's been rendered surplus to requirements after the arrivals of Jorginho from Napoli and Mateo Kovacic from Real Madrid on loan.
"AC Milan are pleased to announce the signing of French midfielder Tiémoué Bakayoko from Chelsea FC. The 23-year-old joins the club on a loan deal with an option to make the move permanent," read a statement on the club's website.
Official Statement: Tiémoué Bakayoko joins AC Milan ⬇https://t.co/FguKEBXq8M— AC Milan (@acmilan) August 14, 2018