Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko has failed to meet expectations in his debut season in the Premier League.
The 23-year-old Frenchman was bought from Monaco for £39.7m and replaced Serbian international Nemanja Matic, who was consequently sold to Manchester United.
Bakayoko arrived at Chelsea with a knee injury and has racked up 26 Premier League appearances under Antonio Conte.
He's struggled to impress the Stamford Bridge faithful but former Blue William Gallas recently insisted the youngsters deserves more time.
"People want results straight away, but what we have to understand is that he arrived from Monaco," said Gallas.
"He has to adapt as well to Premier League football, you have to give him time.
"Everything changed for him. Football, language, maybe the family, maybe it is difficult for him to find an apartment or a house and to feel good. I will judge him next season."
Chelsea's stance on Bakayoko
Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev recently admitted that he would like to bring Bakayoko back from Chelsea.
According to The Telegraph, the Blues will only accept an offer for Bakayoko if the player himself asks to leave.
Chelsea are taking the same stance in regards to Alvaro Morata's future, who has also struggled in his debut season in west London.
The club-record signing joined from Real Madrid last summer - but has only managed one Premier League goal in 2018.
As per The Telegraph's Matt Law, "Chelsea are optimistic both players can be important first-team players next season and justify their big transfer fees.
"There is also an acknowledgement within Stamford Bridge that young players, particularly in the cases of De Bruyne and Salah, have been judged and subsequently cast aside too quickly."
De Bruyne and Salah amassed just five league starts during their time at Chelsea.
Now at Manchester City and Liverpool respectively, the pair of Chelsea flops have been the two stand-outs players in the Premier League this season.
The Blues are likely to replace Conte this summer and Bakayoko and Morata look set to be given another opportunity to shine next season.
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