Paris Saint-Germain show interest in outcast Tiemoue Bakayoko

Matt Debono

The Frenchman grew into his loan spell in Italy under Gattuso at Milan, but the Rossoneri opted not to sign the 24-year-old on a permanent basis.

With Bakayoko not hitting it off in pre-season under new head coach Frank Lampard, he could be shipped off this summer as it was revealed he isn't part of Lampard's plans this season.

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Chelsea have had a mixed bag of results so far in pre-season but did manage to secure the Rakuten Cup in Saitama earlier on this week.Getty Images

As per the Telegraph, Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain have shown interest in the defensive midfielder. 

He has already played in the French league after starring for AS Monaco before he headed to West London following an excellent campaign in the 2016/17 season. 

Chelsea also need to cut down on their foreign players to sit in line with Champions League requirements, and Bakayoko is unlikely to be included in the 25-man squad.