Just in: Midfielder turns down new Chelsea deal as he wants to leave Stamford Bridge

According to Sky Italia, Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko has turned down a new deal by the Blues as he wants to move back to Milan, who have just qualified for the Champions League.

The 27-year-old midfielder has not played for the Blues since the 2017-18 season and has spent the last three years on loan at the Rossoneri, Monaco and, most recently, Napoli.

Bakayoko joined Chelsea from AS Monaco in the summer of 2017 for £35million on a five year deal but struggled to make an impact at Stamford Bridge.

Bakayoko has one year left on his Chelsea contract and the Blues want to extend his deal to avoid losing him as a free agent next year.

AC Milan are interested in signing the Chelsea midfielder this summer and Bakayoko is keen on returning to the Italian side.

One of Bakayoko’s representative, Marco Busiello, told Milannews.it: “We had a meeting a few weeks ago with Milan’s managers who are looking for a player in that position. This is a particular market, in which there is a need to sell before buying.

“Milan want to do something in that role. Baka left a good memory and he has a good memory of Milan. The Rossoneri have to do something in that role, so we had some normal small talk that is done in these situations.”