Tiemoue Bakayoko: Chelsea midfielder set to complete switch to AC Milan

Tiemoue Bakayoko: Chelsea midfielder set to complete switch to AC Milan

- Tiemoue Bakayoko played on loan at AC Milan and Monaco in the last two seasons respectively

- The Chelsea star reportedly set to complete his switch to AC Milan

- Frank Lampard is not impressed with the 26-year-old and will allow him to leave

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Tiemoue Bakayoko is set to complete his switch to Serie A giants AC Milan with Frank Lampard desperate to offload the 26-year-old ahead of the coming Premier League season.

Bakayoko was in form two seasons ago during his loan spell with the San Siro side and also made 23 impressive appearances for Ligue 1 side Monaco last season.

Italian outlet Gianluca Dimarzio are however reporting that AC Milan are in the last stages of completing a deal for the midfielder.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is need of a summer clear out and Bakayoko is among those unwanted.

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Meanwhile, Lampard has been warned he risks being axed as Chelsea manager if the club fails to challenge for titles next season after the club's summer spending spree.

The Blues have thus far spent a staggering £131million on four major signings including Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech and Ben Chilwell.

Tiemoue Bakayoko: Chelsea midfielder set to complete switch to Serie A side AC Milan
Tiemoue Bakayoko on his way to AC Milan. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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The addition of veteran defender Thiago Silva is also expected to bolster Chelsea's defence following the west London side's dreadful defensive record last summer.

They are also closing in on a club record deal worth £90million to sign Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen.

West Ham midfielder Declan Rice is the other player who could complete a switch to Chelsea before the transfer window shuts.

The signings are expected to provide Lampard with a new-look Chelsea side that can rival Liverpool and Man City for the Premier League title.

Ex-Blues star Tony Cascarino believes the English tactician will be under immense pressure to deliver next season and could be axed should he fail to meet expectations.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that Chelsea are edging closer to signing Kepa Arrizabalaga's replacement Edouard Mendy from Rennes after the Ligue 1 side made contact with Alphonse Areola.

The Senegalese shot-stopper is expected to fight for his place with the Spanish goalkeeper in Frank Lampard's squad.

French news media outlet L'Equipe, PSG goalie Areola who returned from his loan spell with Real Madrid and Rennes are already targeting the French goalkeeper.

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