AC MILAN are reportedly planning a triple transfer heist on Chelsea.
The Italian giants signed Fikayo Tomori from the Blues last year and could look to do more business with the Premier League club.
According to Calciomercato, unpopular stars Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic and Ruben Loftus-Cheek are admired by the Serie A side.
But it’s been said Tiemoue Bakayoko, on loan at AC Milan, could scupper all sorts of deals.
The 28-year-old signed a two-year loan for the Italians in 2021, which included an option to buy for £11million.
While AC Milan have no interest in buying the midfielder, there are clauses in his contract that would trigger a purchase obligation.
Playing 15 games of at least 45 minutes over a two-year period would mean AC Milan have to pay for a permanent commitment.
Bakayoko has only played 45 minutes or more seven times for the club, which tried to end his loan a year early in the summer.
It is believed that he has not played a single minute of football this season as the Italians don’t want to spend the money to sign him.
And AC Milan risk ruining their relationship with Chelsea by deliberately not playing Bakayoko.
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They are expected to try again in January to reschedule Bakayoko so they avoid raising the money to sign him.
But that could shatter their hopes of a triple heist on Ziyech, Pulisic and Loftus-Cheek.
There are also more links between the clubs, with Chelsea being ardent admirers of AC Milan star Rafael Leao.
The Blues are expected to step up their pursuit of the winger in 2023 as his contract expires at the end of next season