AC Milan ‘begin talks with Chelsea to sign out-of-favour midfielder

first_imgAC Milan have reportedly opened the bidding for Chelsea midfielder, Tiemoue Bakayoko, who is surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge. The Frenchman was signed amid huge expectations from Monaco in the summer of 2017 for £40million but failed to establish himself as a consistent first-team performer. As such, he spent the 2018-19 season on loan at Milan and this season on loan at ex-club Monaco, but now the Serie A side want to bring Bakayoko in again, with a £2.6m (€3m) loan deal with a £31m (€35m) option to buy offer submitted, according to Sky Sport Italia. The report details that the 25-year-old himself is keen on a return to Milan this summer. With the prospect of Declan Rice signing at Chelsea on the horizon, as well as a packed midfield currently, Bakayoko would struggle for first-team football under Frank Lampard next season and looks set to move on – whether that be another loan or a permanent switch away. Bakayoko was brought in by Antonio Conte three years ago, and played 43 games during his first season with the club and, despite struggling to adapt to the Premier League, won an FA Cup winners’ medal. But Conte’s successor Maurizio Sarri didn’t include the midfielder in his plans and he was allowed to join Milan on loan for the 2018-19 season.Advertisement Loading… Despite the Italians paying a £4.5m loan fee, they didn’t trigger the option to make permanent their signing for £32m last summer. Lampard then replaced Sarri but didn’t bring Bakayoko back into the fold, sending him out on loan to Monaco. But he failed to live up to expectations in the curtailed Ligue 1 season and Monaco turned down the chance to sign him a second time for £37.5m. read also:Chelsea lower  asking price for AC Milan target Bakayoko Despite having two years of his £100,000-a-week contract left to run, there appears to be no way back at Chelsea and the club are prepared to cut their losses. It is quite the fall from grace for Bakayoko, who was so impressive in the Monaco side which won Ligue 1 in the 2016-17 season and also reached the semi-finals of the Champions League. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted ContentFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks6 Unusual Facts About Bollywood, Pollywood And TollywoodBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeBest Car Manufacturers In The World11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top11 Items You’ve Been Using Wrong Your Whole LifeWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?10 Celebrity Dads Who Have A Bad Relationship With Their Kids7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parkslast_img read more

APASA kicks off fifth annual Heritage Festival

first_imgAfter writing, students shared stories of struggles and discussed the meaning of the event with APASA members. “Considering we have 27 different member organizations that span from the Chinese American Student Association to the Pacific Islanders Student Association and everywhere in between, we really wanted to help bond all of our organizations together but also reach out to the greater USC community,” said APASA historian Ashton Tu, a sophomore majoring in media arts and practice and communication. “I think, at the end, when you get to read everything [on the board], you gain everybody’s perspectives on the different levels of struggle that there are,” said APASA intern Kimberly Phung, a sophomore majoring in accounting. APASA set up its first event Monday for the semester’s Heritage Festival, which will focus on the theme “Strength in Struggle.” (Emily Smith/Daily Trojan) APASA Programming Director June Moon wanted this  year’s theme to focus on Asian Americans’ struggles throughout history. “The interactive art piece is not just for Asian Americans, but for everyone, which is why it is so all-encompassing,” said APASA co-assistant director Joshua Limlingan, a junior majoring in human biology. As one of the activities present at the festival, students were able to interact with their struggles by writing them down. The chalkboard was full within the first hour of the event, with responses such as, “I struggle because my parents are immigrants,” or “I struggle because I am a woman.” Attendees crowded around the art piece, taking photos and reading responses out loud to each other. “It’s really empowering to see all of these other people and seeing this vulnerable side that we really try to, at least as an Asian American community, …  hide,” said Michael Chun, a sophomore majoring in economics. “Being vulnerable is really powerful.” Students scribbled personal struggles on a chalkboard and poster at the Asian Pacific American Student Assembly’s fifth Heritage Festival Extravaganza Monday. The Extravaganza kicked off the annual semester-long festival that will focus on the theme  “Strength in Struggle,” through multiple events including keynote speakers, movie nights and other activities. The festival is entirely run by undergraduates. Programming is split between the executive board and APASA interns. “A lot of the Asian [and] Pacific Islander experience in America is really deeply rooted in our struggles and also, consequently, our triumphant moments,” said Moon, a sophomore majoring in cognitive science and business administration. “From our heritage to our culture right now, [it] is all about struggle.” The schedule for the rest of APASA’s festival has yet to be released.last_img read more