Chelsea are holding talks to free Tiemoue Bakayoko from his contract.
The Blues are also prepared to cut short the midfielder’s loan deal with AC Milan.
They are willing to allow the 28-year-old – who cost the club £35m from Monaco back in 2017 – leave on a free, as per Daily Mail.
Bakayoko joined Milan on a two-year loan deal in the summer of 2021, but he has struggled for playing time under Stefano Pioli.
He featured just 18 times in all competitions last season and has failed to even play a minute during the current campaign.
The Rossoneri are unwilling to play the 28-year-old as there is a clause in his loan meaning they would have to make the deal permanent if he plays at least 45 minutes in 15 games this season.