“We are super happy with him” – Italian giants want to sign Chelsea star but transfer depends on FFP investigation

Paolo Maldini confirms AC Milan will sign Tiemoue Bakayoko depending on FFP investigation

Former AC Milan defender and the current sporting strategy & development director, Paolo Maldini, has claimed that the club wants to sign on-loan Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko.

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Maldini was speaking to SportMediaSet (h/t Calciomercato) and also backed Gennaro Gattuso to continue as the Milan manager:

“We are happy with Rino and have never been in discussion. There was never the idea of changing it, we are convinced that it is the right coach.”

Calciomercato adds that UEFA will investigate the club regarding FFP from the 2017-18 campaign.

However, Maldini wants to sign the French midfielder on a permanent basis. The Italian praised Bakayoko after his tough start in Milan and added the club is happy with the former Monaco star:

“We are super happy with him, we will try to redeem him. It will depend on the FPF and the final championship position.”

Bakayoko showing his worth at Milan

The Frenchman took time adjusting to the Serie A but has impressed in recent weeks. The 24-year-old has 25 Serie A appearances under his belt this season and even scored his first goal for the club in the Milan derby.

The Chelsea man didn’t have a great time at Stamford Bridge, but if we can get a decent amount his sale, it would be a win-win for both parties.

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Bakayoko would find it difficult getting into the Chelsea team at the moment. Maurizio Sarri prefers starting with Jorginho and N’Golo Kante in midfield with the likes of Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Ross Barkley and Mateo Kovacic filling in as the third midfielder.

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