Chelsea midfielder rules out exit, wants to prove himself

EPL By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 02/08/2018

Chelsea midfielder has ruled out a move away from Stamford Bridge as he wants to remain at the club to prove himself under the new manager Maurizio Sarri, according to report.

Tiemoue Bakayoko was signed by Chelsea in a £40m transfer fee last season and his arrival led to Nemanja Matic shipped out to Manchester United, Bakayoko was seen a replacement for the Serbian midfielder by French midfielder has refused to live to the expectation of the Stamford Bridge fans.

Bakayoko failed to adopt the high demand of the Premier League and failed to impress the fans in his first season at Chelsea.

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AC Milan have been monitoring Bakayoko’s situation at the club and they are willing to offer the former Monaco ace an escape route but the midfielder is ready to stay put and fight for a place in Sarri’s line-up.

It was thought that the 23-year-old would be shipped out on loan or permanently by new manager Maurizio Sarri.

However, as reported by RMC, Bakayoko has now decided that he would prefer to stay at Chelsea this season and fight for his place.

Bakayoko is keen to prove to the doubters that he is good enough to play in the Premier League.

The other stumbling block is his high wages that any suitors AC Milan and Sevilla are unwilling to match.

Chelsea signed Jorginho from Napoli this season and they already have the likes N’Golo Kante who is undisputed starter, Cesc Fabregas, Danny Drinkwater and Ross Barkley are also available options for Sarri in the centre of the park.

Drinkwater looks certain to leave but with the Blues in the Europa League, Bakayoko will undoubtedly see plenty of action.

Chelsea drew 1-1 in the International Champions Cup but lost on a penalty shoot-out after Petr Cech saved Ruben Loftus- Cheek spot kick.

Up next for Chelsea is the Community Shield against Manchester City on Sunday by 3 pm.