It is reported that Manchester United have contacted Chelsea and are preparing to sign Timoe Bakayoko.
The 24-year-old midfielder returned to Stamford Bridge after being loaned to AC Milan last season, but he is not considered part of the new coach Frank Lampard's long-term plan.
According to RMC Sports reports, Bakayoko has now become a shocking transfer target for Solskjaer, as the Red Devils are considering the choice of midfield if Pogba leaves.
They also face competition from Arsenal. It is said that Unai Emery is an admirer of this midfielder and is considering giving Another opportunity for him in the Premier League.
In 2017, Bakayoko joined Chelsea from Monaco for £40 million, but in his first Premier League season, his sluggish performance was surprising.
This led to him being loaned out last season, and he experienced a mixed time in Serie A AC Milan, which also attracted a lot of criticism from fans.
However, Arsenal and Manchester United seem to be considering providing him with a new opportunity to restart his career in the Premier League and prove his worth.
The Paris Saint-Germain Club is also negotiating with Bakayoko’s team on a potential transfer.Leonardo, director of Li sports, once brought him to AC Milan.
Bakayoko returned to Chelsea training last week, and the Blues started their preseason under the leadership of Lampard. They are currently conducting a pre-season warm-up match in Ireland, and negotiations between the players and the coach will take place when they return next week. But it seems extremely unlikely that he will play a role in West London and spark interest elsewhere.
According to reports, due to AC Milan’s interest, Arsenal may lose midfielder Lucas Torreira this summer. At the same time, Manchester United knows that star Paul Pogba is eager to leave to meet new challenges, and midfield transfer target Yuli Tillermans has permanently joined Leicester City.