The future of Tiémoué Bakayoko is not yet decided but there is an option he won’t play at Milan next season.
Bakayoko re-joined Milan last summer on a two-year loan with an option to buy which could become an obligation.
However, the Frenchman didn’t find much space under Stefano Pioli, especially in the second half of the season, in total playing just 607 minutes in the campaign that saw Milan win the Scudetto and reach the Coppa Italia semi-finals.
Reports a few weeks ago in Italy suggested that the reason Bakayoko barely played after January was so the Rossoneri will not trigger his buy-out option from Chelsea. It remains to be seen what the future holds for him and Milannews.it gave some new information on that today.
Antonio Vitiello wrote today that 2-3 games before the end of the season there was a meeting between the Diavolo directors and Bakayoko’s agent, in which it was made clear that Milan deem Baka’s season as ‘not entirely positive’. A new meeting between the parties is expected in the next few weeks to understand what to do with the player, who will turn 28 in August.
One of the options on the table is to terminate the loan of Bakayoko one year in advance and send him back to Chelsea. A decision will need to be made soon.