Tiemoue Bakayoko could be set for a return to AS Monaco after the Ligue 1 side opened talks with Chelsea to bring him back to the Stade Louis II.

The Frenchman was part of the 2016/17 Monaco side that reached the Champions League semi-finals but a £40million switch to Stamford Bridge has not panned out.

After a disappointing first season under Antonio Conte, Bakayoko was shipped out on loan to AC Milan last year after failing to impress Maurizio Sarri.