Chelsea set to recalled midfielder in January

Tiemoue Bakayoko is reportedly on borrowed time in Italy already, according to reports.

Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport, as cited on Sport Witness, reports that the Serie A side have given the player six to eight games to prove his worth to the club after a tricky start to the season.

Bakayoko has failed to impress after arriving on loan from Chelsea and there are now suggestions that a permanent move to the San Siro is highly unlikely.

The report claims that Milan have set a deadline as they decide what to do with the player.

If the Frenchman is not playing regularly, it could be in the interest of both parties for the player to return to London in the new year and possibly find a loan elsewhere.

Chelsea will be keen to have Bakayoko playing regularly in an attempt to put him in the shop window if nothing else.