Tiemoue Bakayoko on verge of Chelsea exit as club agree deal to sell £40m flop


    Tiemoue Bakayoko has played just 43 games for Chelsea (Picture: Getty)
    Tiemoue Bakayoko has played just 43 games for Chelsea (Picture: Getty)

    Chelsea have agreed a deal to sell £40m flop Tiemoue Bakayoko to Turkish club Adana Demirspor, according to reports.

    Bakayoko moved to Stamford Bridge six years ago in a big money deal but it has not worked out for the 28-year-old midfielder, who has one cap for France.

    He has spent most of time out on loan with two separate spells at AC Milan as well as stints with Napoli and his former club Monaco.

    Bakayoko has played just 43 games for Chelsea since he arrived in west London in 2017 and according to reports in Turkey he is now set to finally leave the club permanently if he can agree personal terms with Super Lig side Adana Demirspor.

    It had previously been thought that the Blues were looking to terminate Bakayoko’s contract, which is set to expire in the summer of 2024.

    But Chelsea have now agreed a deal to sell him and the player now just needs to work out personal terms to complete his move – with one week left in the January transfer window – as he prepares for talks with Adana Demirspor on Wednesday.

    Chelsea have been busy in January market with Graham Potter’s side making six signings so far following the £35m arrival of Noni Madueke from PSV.

    The Blues have also brought in Mykhailo Mudryk for £88.5m, Benoit Badiashile for £35m while David Datro Fofana and Andrey Santos were signed for undisclosed fees and Joao Felix arrived on loan from Atletico Madrid.

    Chelsea, who are under new ownership since Todd Boehly took control from Roman Abramovich in the summer, spent around £280m on new players before the 2022-23 campaign started, with their total spending currently at £468.6m.

    It has been a tough season for the club – who are 10th in the Premier League and ten points off the top four. They have already crashed out of the FA Cup and Carabao Cup and face Borussia Dortmund in the last 16 of the Champions League.

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