Tiemoue Bakayoko has reportedly been left ‘devastated’ by Maurizio Sarri’s decision to send him packing at Chelsea.
The new Blues boss had a frantic last few days in the transfer window, with Kepa Arrizabalaga and Mateo Kovacic among the new names brought in, while Thibaut Courtois was allowed to complete a move to Real Madrid.
The player has failed to find his best form at Stamford Bridge since his £40million move from Monaco last summer and is poised to complete a season-long loan move to AC Milan in the coming days.
But the fact the France midfielder has been cast aside so soon into Sarri’s reign has left the 23-year-old highly disappointed, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.
In Sarri’s defence, it was unlikely Bakayoko would have had much playing time with N’Golo Kante also commanding a regular shirt in the centre of midfield and the Italian boss spoke of the need to trim his squad ahead of Saturday’s Premier League opener at Huddersfield.
He said: “Now I think the squad is too large.
“Some players have to go on loan. I don’t know who at the moment.
“I prefer to have 23 or 24 players and three or four very young players. No more.”
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