Chelsea's move for Kai Havertz could be about to move a step closer with the news that the Blues could be about to offload Tiemoue Bakayoko.
According to Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport via TMW, the Blues are expecting an approach from AC Milan to sign the midfielder on a permanent basis.
Bakayoko has spent the duration of the 2019-20 campaign on loan with Monaco, but despite having an option to sign the midfielder, the French side are unlikely to make a move.
That has left the door open for AC Milan to make a £30million move for the player who enjoyed a successful loan spell in 2018.
Bakoyoko has reportedly been deemed surplus to requirements by Frank Lampard, meaning that the club are unlikely to stand in his way over an exit.
Should that deal materialise, it could pave the way for the club's pursuit of Kai Havertz.
The Blues are said to be keen on a move for the Bayer Leverkusen captain, but according to Liam Twomey of The Athletic, no one has made a formal yet.
GIVEMESPORT'S Phil Spencer says...
The writing certainly appears to be on the wall for Tiemoue Bakayoko.
After a disappointing first season with Chelsea it was always going to be difficult to reignite his career at Stamford Bridge and that has certainly proved to be the case.
He did enjoy a positive spell in AC Milan, and it seems that a move to the San Siro could be an ideal place for him to get his career back on track.
At 25 years of age Bakayoko should be entering his prime and so it's key that he settles somewhere and shows exactly what he can do.
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