Bakayoko told sarri he want to leave Chelsea this summer after his first game in pre-season tour

Tiemoue Bakayoko looking to leave Chelsea as Sevilla step up negotiations Tiemoue Bakayoko is looking to leave Chelsea this summer. The 23-year-old was signed from Monaco for £40 million last summer but struggled to make an impact in his first season at Stamford Bridge. Estadio Deportivo reports that Sevilla have stepped up their pursuit of Bakayoko as they are looking to replace Steven N’Zonzi before the transfer window closes. Sevilla have already held talks with Bakayoko’s representatives and the midfielder has told Sevilla that he would be willing to join them. ADVERTISEMENT Bakayoko has also reportedly informed Sarri that he wants to leave in order to boost his chances of getting more playing time. Bakayoko featured in Chelsea’s pre-season win against Perth Glory on Monday. l, who missed out on a place in this summer’s World Cup squad, faces increased competition for his position following Chelsea’s decision to sign Jorginho from Napoli. Bakayoko will also face further competition from Ross Barkley, who is back to full fitness after his start at Chelsea has been hampered by a hamstring injury. Bakayoko is currently in pre-season training with Chelsea and came on for Jorginho at half-time in the 1-0 victory over Perth Glory on Monday.

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