CHELSEA are FINALLY set to sell forgotten man Tiemoue Bakayoko – five years after his last appearance.
The Blues spent a whopping £40million to land the defensive midfielder from Monaco in 2017.
Tiemoue Bakayoko looks set to finally leave Chelsea for Adana DemirsporRex
But after 43 appearances in that 2017-18 season under Antonio Conte, the latest of which was the FA Cup final win, the flop signing has not played for the club ever again.
Now the Frenchman eventually could leave the club.
According to Turkish transfer expert Yağız Sabuncuoğlu, an agreement is in place between Chelsea and Super Lig side Adana Demirspor.
And now with a transfer arranged, the Turkish club look on course to sit down with the player tomorrow to discuss his contract.
Bakayoko is currently nearing the end of a two-year loan at AC Milan, where there is a clause to make the switch permanent.
This is his second loan to the San Siro giants and fourth temporary stint away from Chelsea – he also joined Monaco and Napoli between his AC Milan spells.
But it is understood the 28-year-old will be able to terminate the loan deal early to make the switch to Turkey.
There were suggestions that could have happened last summer when Nice, Newcastle and Nottingham Forest were all interested in the one-cap France international.
Bakayoko – who joined Chelsea in the same transfer window as fellow struggler Danny Drinkwater – still has 18 months remaining on his Stamford Bridge contract.
Should he complete the move to Adana, Bakayoko would link up with the likes of Benjamin Stambouli, Britt Assombalonga, Younes Belhanda and captain Gokhan Inler.