Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko is currently out on loan to Serie A side Napoli and as per the Daily Star, the Italians could sign him permanently.
The report claims: “Chelsea flop Tiemoue Bakayoko could finally leave the club on a permanent deal this summer.
“The 26-year-old had a torrid time in midfield during his one full season at the club, and has since been sent out on loan to Milan, former club Monaco, and now Napoli.
Although Bakayoko’s Chelsea contract runs until the summer of 2022, it is likely that Frank Lampard would be keen for him to leave Stamford Bridge should the right offer arrive.”
Will Tiemoue Bakayoko sign a permanent deal with Napoli?
Tiemoue Bakayoko has been a major flop with Chelsea ever since he joined the club in 2017 from AS Monaco and at one point it seemed like Chelsea had no other option but to run down his contract.
Thankfully, his new found form at Napoli gives the Premier League side renewed hope of offloading the midfielder during the summer transfer window.
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Bakayoko’s manager had recently hinted that the 26-year-old could move to a new club in the summer but refused to rule out a permanent stay at Napoli.
The midfielder’s agent had said: “Redemption at Napoli? Too soon to talk about it, there are still so many things to see.
“Neither the club nor the player spoke to each other. Staying in Naples would be a good chance. We will see at the end of the season. However, Napoli has priority over his future for June.”
Now it seems Napoli have made up their mind to offer Tiemoue Bakayoko a permanent deal at the club meaning Chelsea will be able to recoup some portion of the £36 million they had paid for him four years back.
The French international clearly has no future at Chelsea meaning he will either have to remain at Napoli beyond the summer or head out on loan to another new club next season.