According to Gianluca Di Marzio, midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko is close to reaching an agreement with AC Milan and Chelsea to terminate both the loan with the Rossoneri and his contract with the Blues, which should be completed on Wednesday morning.
Newcastle United or Serie A side Monza will push to sign him on a free transfer.
Despite winning the Serie A title, the 27-year-old saw limited game time with the Rossoneri this year and is not in the management’s plans. He could now leave despite only being halfway through a two-year loan deal.
His contract with the Londoners expires at the end of the 2023/24 season, and the former Rennes and Monaco man could now be set for a move to Spain before that.
Foot Mercato have previously indicated that the one-time French international had reached an agreement in principle to join Marseille on a four-year deal, but that new manager Igor Tudor was blocking the deal when it had already been approved by his predecessor Jorge Sampaoli.