Now though Sky is reporting that talks are well advanced for Bakayoko, with a loan with option to buy being discussed. But the nail in the coffin was not even being on the bench during Chelsea's recent Community Shield loss to Manchester City.
New Chelsea manager, Maurizio Sarri, has only signed two players this summer - Napoli midfielder, Jorginho and back-up goalkeeper, Rob Green.
The French midfielder struggled during his first season in London after a big-money move from Monaco and is set to fall out of favour at Stamford Bridge.
"Of course, the beginning is always a little more hard to adapt to a new style of play, which changes everything, but we have everything we need to improve, to continue working and start the season well".
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Emery urged fans to go into the City game and the season with optimism and said he wanted his players to take one step at a time. I am going to decide tomorrow [Saturday] on the first 11, but Ainsley is the player who started the last match against Lazio".
Sarri has recently hinted at trimming the size of his squad "I think the squad is too large, so I think some players have to go on loan".
Chelsea have confirmed this evening that Mateo Kovacic will join the club on a season-long loan as part of a deal seeing Thibaut Courtois join Real Madrid.
CHELSEA star Willian has spoken about Barcelona's attempts to sign him after insisting he is happy to remain at the club. I have spoken with him three or four times for everything, and he never said something about the market.
Speaking ahead of the clash at Wembley Stadium, the Brazil global put speculation regarding a move away firmly to rest: "I've always told him I'm really happy playing for Chelsea".