Chelsea loanee Tiemoue Bakayoko has revealed his burning ambition to play for Paris Saint-Germain, with a return to Stamford Bridge on the cards this summer.
The France international signed for the Blues from Monaco in 2017 but failed to live up to expectations during his first season in the Premier League.
The 24-year-old was shipped out on a season-long loan to AC Milan last summer and he racked up 31 Serie A appearances in total despite enduring a fractious relationship with now-departed head coach .
Bakayoko is due back at Chelsea for pre-season duty, but he has been linked with a permanent move elsewhere while Milan still have the option to buy the midfielder for €35 million (£31m/$40m).
“Yes, for sure, one day I would like to play in Paris,” he told L’Equipe.
“I cannot lie about it. It’s big for me and my loved ones. We are real Parisians.”
Bakayoko went on to confirm he will go back to Chelsea for the time being, adding: “My future? Yes, I will go back to Chelsea. I still have a three-year contract.
“I have no choice. I don’t know what will happen after that but I have to go back to Chelsea. It is the only thing I know.”