Napoli unlikely to sign Chelsea’s Tiemoue Bakayoko when loan expires

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It is easy to forget that back in 2017 Tiemoue Bakayoko was impressing for Monaco on both the domestic and European stage.

Chelsea signed him for £40m and they hoped he would help them dominate the Premier League and retain the title they had just won. He was at the time their second most expensive signing after Fernando Torres.

Fast forward 4 years and it’s easy to forget Chelsea still own the player. He is still only 26 years old and is under contract with the Blues until June 2022. Despite playing 29 times in his first season he was loaned to AC Milan the following season, then Monaco and has spent this season at Napoli.

Reports in Italy today are suggesting that there is no chance that Napoli will purchase the player as he has dropped out of the first team picture recently.

A return to France may be his next step, with PSG and Lyon possible destinations.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 27: Thomas Tuchel the head coach / manager of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Stamford Bridge on January 27, 2021 in London, United Kingdom. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Sam Bagnall - AMA/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 27: Thomas Tuchel the head coach / manager of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Stamford Bridge on January 27, 2021 in London, United Kingdom. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Sam Bagnall – AMA/Getty Images)

Whilst it seems like there is almost no chance of Bakayoko returning to Chelsea to compete for a space in what is an already crowded midfield, Sports Witness claim that Tuchel may want to keep him.

The article also suggests that there will no no market for him in Italy after failing to establish himself there and also suggests France may be his next destination.

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