Chelsea transfer news: Blues plan to use flop Tiemoue Bakayoko to land AC Milan star Suso

CHELSEA are reportedly tracking AC Milan attacking midfielder Suso.

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Suso has proved a bargain signing for AC Milan

The club are eyeing the former Liverpool star with the view to a potential transfer next summer.

Calciomercato report that Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is a long-term admirer of the Spain international and would like to bring him to Stamford Bridge.

Suso never managed to break into the first XI during his three-year spell at the Anfield outfit.

Brendan Rodgers gave the playmaker a glowing review after handing him his debut in the Europa League.

But he eventually quit the Reds for AC Milan who paid just a £1m compensatory fee to Liverpool for his services.

The report claims that Chelsea let Tiemoue Bakayoko join the Serie A side on loan this season to build a relationship between the clubs.

Milan reportedly have an option to buy the French midfielder at the end of the deal if he impresses.

And the Blues could use potential as leverage to sign Suso in a part-exchange type deal.

“One week is not enough to remove the defects of a player”

Gattuso speaks on Bakayoko

Chelsea signed Bakayoko from Monaco for £40m but he struggled to adapt to the pace of the Premier League.

And it seems Rossoneri boss Gennaro Gattuso hasn’t been particularly impressed with the 24-year-old either, as yet.

“Bakayoko has to learn how to get the ball,” he said after Bakayoko was brought on to protect a 2-1 lead against Napoli in a game which Milan lost 3-2.

“We must work correctly. It will not be easy.

“One week is not enough to remove the defects of a player.

“I would have preferred to be managing older, more experienced club players.”

The report claims that Milan are also eyeing up potential swoops for two other west-London based stars.

Cesc Fabregas and David Luiz are the targets as both players do not have long left on their contracts and could be available on the cheap.

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