Report: Everton want £40m Chelsea flop Tiemoue Bakayoko on loan

23rd July 2018, Optus Stadium, Perth, Australia; Pre season football friendly, Perth Glory versus Chelsea; Tiemoue Bakayoko of Chelsea heads the ball during the second half

Everton are reportedly keen on Chelsea's Tiemoue Bakayoko.

Tiemoue Bakayoko of Chelsea(C) makes a break during the International Champions Cup 2018 match between Chelsea and FC Internazionale at Allianz Riviera Stadium on July 28, 2018 in Nice,...

According to Corriere Della Sera, Everton are interested in signing Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko – but could lose out to AC Milan in the race for his signature.

The Toffees may have taken a while to get going in the transfer window, but have now added three signings after securing Joao Virginia, Lucas Digne and Richarlison.

However, Marcel Brands and Marco Silva are still working on more signings though, and another midfielder to play alongside Idrissa Gueye has to be a priority for Everton in the next 48 hours.

 

Corriere Della Sera now report that Everton hold an interest in signing Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, who endured a dismal first season at Stamford Bridge last term.

Bakayoko, 23, joined Chelsea from Monaco last summer, with BBC Sport reporting that the fee was a huge £40million after the Frenchman starred in three seasons with Monaco.

However, Bakayoko struggled to make an impact in the Chelsea midfield last term, with Blues fans left exasperated by his displays in a frustrating first season for the French international.

23rd July 2018, Optus Stadium, Perth, Australia; Pre season football friendly, Perth Glory versus Chelsea; Tiemoue Bakayoko of Chelsea heads the ball during the second half

Chelsea may have signed Jorginho and be on the verge of landing Mateo Kovacic, but they aren't giving up on Bakayoko entirely, and plan to loan him out this month.

It's now believed that Everton want Bakayoko, but AC Milan are currently in the driving seat according to the report, with Borussia Dortmund also interested, leaving the Toffees with work to do if they want Bakayoko before Thursday's 5pm deadline.

Chelsea's French midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko (L) vies with Lyon's French midfielder Houssem Aouar during the International Champions Cup football match between Chelsea and Lyon at Stamford...

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