Tiemoue Bakayoko wants to return to Italy this summer with AC Milan his first choice.
The 26-year-old has had a disastrous Stamford Bridge spell since a £40m move from Monaco in 2017.
He has had loan spells back with the French club, AC and with Italian giants Napoli in recent years.
And Tiemoue Bakayoko is keen to return to Europe and away from the Premier League.
His contract with the Blues runs out in 2022, and he has been offered a new deal to keep his transfer value high.
According to reports, he has rejected their proposal and wants to quit the club this summer.
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His new representatives have held talks with a number of clubs in recent weeks, including AC Milan.
The French midfielder’s No1 choice is to go back to the Rossoneri on a permanent basis.
Chelsea will demand around £20m for him, which could prove an issue with AC only wanting to pay half of that.
Tiemoue Bakayoko wants to go
It is believed Tiemoue Bakayoko has already made his stance clear to the Blues, and told them he wants to go now.
The Champions League-winning club could activate his year-long contract extension.
But that will not stop him from leaving on loan with an option to buy, or a permanent move.