£40m Chelsea star linked with shock move to Turkish Giants – talks reportedly underway

Chelsea's French striker Olivier Giroud (C), Chelsea's French midfielder N'Golo Kante (L) and Chelsea's French midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko (R) pose with the trophy as Chelsea's players celebrate their win on the pitch after the English FA Cup final football match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Wembley stadium in London on May 19, 2018. - Chelsea beat Manchester United 1-0 to lift the FA Cup thanks to Eden Hazard's penalty at Wembley on Saturday to salvage a disappointing season. (Photo by Ian KINGTON / AFP) / NOT FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING USE / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read IAN KINGTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Turkish Super Lig giants Fenerbahce have been linked with a shock move for Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko.

The Turkish outlet Fanatik claim that Fenerbahce’s newly appointed director of football Damien Comolli is keen on signing Bakayoko on a season-long loan.

Per the source, Comolli has held talks with Chelsea for the France international who earns over €6 million per season.

Fanatik go onto state that Fenerbahce are only willing to cover part of the fee.

However, the story seems somewhat unlikely seeing that Chelsea signed Bakayoko for £40 million just 12 months ago.

Furthermore, Chelsea’s newly appointed manager Maurizio Sarri will surely want to have a good look at the midfielder closely before making a decision on his future.

Finally, Fenerbahce are being closely monitored by UEFA for Financial Fair play and are unlikely to be able to – even partially – cover the France international’s wages.

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Bakayoko struggled during his first season in the Premier League following his move from Monaco. The 23-year-old provided three assists and scored three goals in 43 appearances for Chelsea during the 2017/18 season.

The former Stade Rennais midfielder was left out of Didier Deschamps’ France national team squad which won the 2018 World Cup.