Kovacic joins Chelsea on loan, struggling Bakayoko sent on loan

Chelsea transfer news Eden Hazard is set for crunch talks over his future

Chelsea transfer news Eden Hazard is set for crunch talks over his future

And they will get exactly that as reports have emerged that he is all set to join Italian giants AC Milan on a loan deal with an option to buy.

Goal reported on Tuesday that a move was in the pipeline and it was completed formally on Thursday as part of the deal that saw Thibaut Courtois move in the opposite direction, hours before the transfer deadline in England.

Liverpool have been the biggest spenders, Arsenal did their business early, Chelsea came up on the rails late while Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur have endured frustrating summers.

And now it appears three midfielders in Tiemoue Bakayoko, Danny Drinkwater and Ruben Loftus-Cheek as well as defender Kurt Zouma could be on their way.

Bakayoko is seen surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge, and hence Milan are ready to give him another opportunity to shine outside of the Premier League.

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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 worldwide.

Mateo Kovacic's arrival on loan from Real Madrid has seen them all fall further down the pecking order.

The 23-year-old joined the London club last year for £40m from Monaco and made 25 Premier League starts in a turbulent debut season where he struggled to establish himself as Kante's partner in midfield. Yet he was not able to satisfy the Chelsea bosses of his reliability as he had a dodgy first season.

Mateo Kovacic is being reportedly close to signing for Chelsea making Bakayoko surplus to requirements.

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