Chelsea and PSG Reportedly Discuss deal for Tiemoue Bakayoko

Tiemoue Bakayoko with Chelsea in 2018. Photo by Michael Zemanek/BPI/Shutterstock (9782534cg)

It looks like Tiemoue Bakayoko’s disappointing stint with Chelsea could finally be over. According to ESPN, Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain want to bring Bakayoko before the transfer window wraps up, and have opened the talks with the London club.

Bakayoko joined Chelsea in 2017 for around $50 million after stellar performances with Monaco but failed to adapt to Premier League. He played only one season with the club, before being sent on loan spells to AC Milan and Monaco.

After spending big on players in the past weeks, Chelsea is now looking to recoup some of the money by selling players manager Frank Lampard doesn’t intend to use. Bakayoko is one of them and was made available for some time now.

PSG seems to be the most serious candidate to snap him up, but the construction of the deal seems to be problematic. Ligue 1 champions are reportedly looking to loan the player with an option to buy next summer, while Chelsea insists on an immediate purchase.

Tiemoue Bakayoko would also be keen on the move, as he believes his time at Stamford Bridge has come to an end. If the transfer goes through, Bakayoko will leave Chelsea having played just 29 Premier League games in three years.