Bakayoko talks Chelsea future: ‘Milan are on a different planet’


Date published: Wednesday 6th February 2019 10:53

Tiemoue Bakayoko has made it clear that he would like to remain at AC Milan past the end of the season but acknowledges he is still under contract with Chelsea.

The 24-year-old has spent the season on loan at the Serie A club from the Blues after disappointing in his first season at Stamford Bridge.

He struggled at the start in Milan too as he failed to make a start until October before becoming a key member of Gennaro Gattuso’s side.

“Things are going well for the club and I right now,” Bakayoko told Nice Matin. “There wasn’t a turning point. I just wanted to show that I was good enough for a big club. Milan are on a different planet.

“I was greeted by [Paolo] Maldini and Leonardo on my first day and and you immediately realise who you’re dealing with.

“Then you have the atmosphere at San Siro, which is extraordinary. Milan are a legendary club. Who wouldn’t like to stay at a club like Milan for a long time?

“Having said that, I’m still under contract with Chelsea for the next three years. I don’t have all the cards.”