24-year-old midfielder reveals reason why he left Chelsea ahead of 2018/19 season

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Chelsea on loan midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko has suggested that it was not Maurizio Sarri decision to send him out on loan to AC Milan and the club board had decided his future.

The France international lasted just one season at Stamford Bridge before being shipped out on loan to Serie A giants AC Milan, where despite the tough start of the 2018/19 season has managed to become a key player

Bakayoko has departed from the West London club Chelsea a month before the arrival of Maurizio Sarri at Stamford Bridge, however, the 24-year-old believes that it was not the Italian manager but the board that decided to shift him.

“I think it came from above. The club weren’t doing well, wanted change, and I was a part of it,” he told France Football.

“Sarri arrived, and he was told that’s how things were. He also brought in his midfielder, Jorginho. A second season at Chelsea could have allowed me to settle, but I felt the need to leave.”

Bakayoko has previously admitted that he would like to make his move to AC Milan permanent and it is believed that Chelsea are demanding £35m for him.

Meanwhile, AC Milan working on a swap deal that will see Frank Kessie moving to Stamford Bridge and Bakayoko continues to impress at San Siro.

The Blues have known to be a huge admirer of Ivory coats international star before his transfer to AC Milan and could be interested ot renew their interest in his signature.