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Bakayoka’s priority is permanent Napoli move

Monday11 January 2021 | 20:24
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The French midfielder was not able to enter Chelsea’s first-team and is about to reach the end of his third loan away from the Blues.

Tiemoue Bakayoko insists on staying at Napoli than returning to Chelsea as his contract is coming to an end next summer. The 26-year-old has moved to Chelsea in 2017 failing to cut ice, he was sent away on a loan deal to AC Milan and Monaco. This season, the midfielder had little interest in returning to Frank Lampard’s squad and went to Napoli on loan.

Napoli are sitting sixth on the Serie A table, nine points behind the current titleholders AC Milan and are struggling to find their way to the top five. Their Sunday victory over Udinese boosted their prospects thanks to Bakayoko’s late winner. His agent confirmed that the France international is confident about staying with Napoli.

He is very happy to score his first goal for the club, it’s been a long time since he had scored the last one,” his brother and agent Abdoulaye said. “The goal has boosted his confidence; he always wants to help the team.”

The discussion between Napoli and Chelsea have yet to happen.

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.”

Gennaro Gattuso’s squad are set to face Empoli in Coppa Italia on Wednesday, before locking horns with Fiorentina in Serie A clash on Sunday.


source: SportMob
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