CHELSEA are prepared to cut their losses and flog Tiemoue Bakayoko to Atletico Madrid, according to reports.
The midfielder’s time at Stamford Bridge has been a disaster having spent the last three seasons on loan with AC Milan, Monaco and Napoli.
Signed for £40million four years ago, the 26-year-old hasn’t played for Chelsea since 2018.
His reignited his career with Napoli last season having made 44 appearances in all competitions.
But it won’t be enough to convince Thomas Tuchel that he can play a part with the European champions next season.
According to Spanish publication Todo Fichajes, Atletico Madrid are ready to take a gamble and move his signature.
The report adds how Chelsea hope to get back £15.3m for his signature despite entering the final year of his contract.
Despite winning LaLiga, Diego Simeone’s side have a tight transfer budget to work with this season due to the financial crisis of the coronavirus pandemic.
Tuchel is eager to trim Chelsea’s squad this summer with a string of players up for grabs.
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Striker Tammy Abraham is one of the most notable names with the forward on offer for £40m.
Emerson could move to Napoli for £13m while Marcos Alonso is also set for the exit door.
Chelsea have also just sold defender Fikayo Tomori to AC Milan in a £24m deal.
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