Tiemoue Bakayoko has returned to Monaco for a season-long loan. The Blues midfielder has joined his former club on loan, with an option to buy.
Bakayoko signed for Chelsea from the Ligue 1 club for £40 million in 2017. He became the club’s second most expensive signing of all-time.
The Paris-born French international had 43 appearances for Chelsea in 2017 but spent his time last year with AC Milan on loan.
Bakayoko was capped by France once and was part of the Monaco squad that won the French title in the 2016-2017 season. The midfielder signed a five-year contract at Chelsea when he transferred to Stamford Bridge.
At the end of the season, Bakayoko said that he wanted to make his move in the Serie A side permanent. The French international helped AC Milan reached the Europa League qualification and a fifth-place finish in the Italian league.
Bakayoko will be reunited with his former Chelsea teammate, Cesc Fabregas who left Stamford Bridge for the French club earlier this year. Bakayoko also follows Leicester City du Adrien Silva and Islam Slimani who were signed by Monaco on a season-long deal.
Chelsea Forward Looking Forward To Return to Stamford Bridge After International Break
Callum Hudson-Odoi confirmed that he will be returning to Stamford Bridge after the international break. The 18-year-old winger said that he is hoping to make his comeback from an Achilles injury after the two-week international break.
Hudson-Odoi ruptured his Achilles last April when Chelsea drew Burnley 2-2. He was sidelined for the remainder of the season and even missed England’s Nations League campaign. The winger underwent successful surgery and spent the summer recuperating.
In an interview, Hudson-Odoi said, “Recovery has gone really well and I feel good. Hopefully I can be back after the international break. We have to just get things going and hopefully everything goes to plan.”
He added, “I was scared it could take longer but really recovery has gone very well and I am really happy everything has gone to plan. Now I just can’t wait to get back on the pitch and start playing again.”
The winger had a difficult relationship with then Chelsea boss, Maurizio Sarri and now he is looking forward to playing for Frank Lampard.