Tiemoue Bakayoko set to return to Chelsea after Napoli loan expires
Tiemoue Bakayoko will return to Chelsea this summer after Napoli decided not to explore the option of signing him permanently, according to reports in Italy.
The 26-year-old joined the Serie A squad in October and has made 35 appearances for them this season.
Napoli do not have a buyout clause for the Frenchman this summer, but they are unwilling to sign him permanently.
According to several sources in Italy, via Football ItalyBakayoko will return to Chelsea this summer once his loan deal ends. Napoli are unwilling to discuss a permanent deal.
This adds another player to the list of futures to be solved and chosen by Thomas Tuchel as the summer transfer window approaches.
Tuchel remains extremely relaxed before what will be his first full transfer window at the head of the Blues after his arrival at the end of the January transfer window.
“Honestly, we have to wait,” he said while investing this summer.
“This is another strange situation with the pandemic in the world. It is necessary that we as a club have to adapt and be patient. Is there even a market? it? What can we invest in? Are there even chances of generating money? Is there any interest in our players? Do other clubs have the capacity to us buy players? are we able to buy and do we want?
“So the situation is not clear and so for me it is better to be patient and I agree with the club not to lose our minds. We have to have full trust in the guys that we have.
“We have eight decisive weeks ahead full of decisive matches in which we can achieve three big goals for us. My confidence and my total focus is on the players who are here.
“For everything else we will have time. Now is the time for the players to show that we can trust them. Am I a happy manager right now? Yes, I am because I have a full squad , I’m in a top club and I have a better team, so I’m very relaxed.