Date of publication: Saturday 11 August 2018 11:04
Reportedly, Tiemoue Bakayoko was left "devastated" by Maurizio Sarri's decision to send him to pack at Chelsea.
The new boss of the Blues had a frenetic last day in the transfer window, with Kepa Arrizabalaga and Mateo Kovacic among the new names brought, while Thibaut Courtois was authorized to complete a move to Real Madrid.
And the signing of Kovacic from Real, together with Jorginho one day before the appointment of Sarri, meant that there is more space in the Chelsea team for Bakayoko.
The player was unable to find his best form at Stamford Bridge after his € 40 million transfer from Monaco last summer and is ready to complete a one-year trip on loan to AC Milan in the coming days.
But the fact that the French midfielder was sidelined so early in Sarri's reign left the 23-year-old highly disappointed, according to the Daily Mirror.
In defense of Sarri, it was unlikely that Bakayoko would have had much time to play with N 'Golo Kante, also commanding a regular jersey in the center of midfield and the Italian boss spoke about the need to cut his team in view of the race of Saturday's Premier League at Huddersfield.
He said: "Now I think the team is too big.
"Some players have to borrow, I do not know who at the moment.
"I prefer to have 23 or 24 players and three or four very young players, not anymore."
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