While Chelsea loanee Tiémoué Bakayoko was arguably one of AS Monaco’s best players in the now-cancelled Ligue 1 season, Monaco will not take up their €42m buy-option, partly due to the pandemic, but also due to the club’s poor season, wherein they finished 9th and out of next season’s Champions League.

Perennially-interested PSG have been linked with a move for the 25-year-old, and are said to have even contacted his representatives, but apparently he sits behind Wilfried Ndidi and Thomas Partey on their wishlist.

However, as per a report from France Football, a new exit route might have just opened.