'Beast' Tiemoue Bakayoko edges closer to AC Milan transfer with Gonzalo Higuain help
- Higuain is set to join the Blues by cutting his AC Milan loan short.
- This will reportedly allow the Italian club to have a discount price on Chelsea loanee Bakayoko.
- The Frenchman has delivered massively in Serie A.
The Frenchman has found his bearings in Serie A after a dispiriting start at AC Milan when even his head coach Gennaro Gattuso publicly and repeatedly demanded more from the Chelsea loanee.
AC Milan tier 2 source Luca Serafini told Milan TV: ''It's clear there is a buy-out clause in Bakayoko's contract and Higuain's transfer to Chelsea means Milan will have a discount on the previously agreed price in the summer.''
The said fee was understood to be in the region of €35m, as per various sources on the web. Now it appears the Rossoneri would land a quality player for less.
Bakayoko has become almost pivotal to the current side for all their struggles. Even in defeat, the 24-year-old impresses fans. The last time out though AC Milan beat Genoa 2-0 and the high-profile loanee was the star:
Tiemoue Bakayoko v Genoa— Chelsea Loan Army (@ChelseaLoanArmy) January 21, 2019
84% Pass accuracy
1 Chance created
1 Key pass
4/6 Long balls
4 Was fouled
Bakayoko has been immense for a while now. Have to give this man credit because I was convinced he was a donkey— Sellvio Berlu$coni (@Pure_Milanista) January 21, 2019
What a beast Bakayoko have been since Biglia was injured— #BentornatoPaolo (@iMilan_ar) January 21, 2019
As for Higuain, he's all but certain to have his medical at Cobham, perhaps even later on Tuesday. Minor details are left to be agreed on while AC Milan are pushing for Genoa goalscorer Krzysztof Piatek as a replacement.
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