Chelsea could finally be looking to move a few of their serial loan players on permanent deals at the end of this season, bringing in some extra cash and freeing up future squad space.
It is something that is a must do task, with many players having been at the club for years now and needing to be moved off the books entirely.
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One of those is midfielder Tieomoue Bakayoko, who is actually having a very good season on loan in Serie A with Napoli.
He had a nightmare time with Chelsea though, after joining the club back in 2017. Now at the age of 26, he looks to have found his niche in Italy and it looks like he wants to stay there.
No talks have taken place between the two clubs as of yet, but Bakayoko’s agent Abdoulaye thinks staying at Napoli on a permanent deal ‘would be a nice opportunity’.
As reported by Goal, Abdoulaye said:
“It’s too early to talk about that (a permanent move), there are many things that must be considered,” the player’s representative said. “He is on loan until the end of the season and he hasn’t talked to the club yet, but staying at Napoli would be a nice opportunity, so we will see.
“He has played for many clubs, but he is happy at Napoli. The results are there and this club would be an ideal option for the future.
“Napoli are title contenders; a positive ending is in everyone’s interest. Napoli will be his priority in June.”