Chelsea loanee Tiemoue Bakayoko ‘considering AC Milan future’ after suffering racial abuse 


Chelsea loanee Tiemoue Bakayoko ‘considering AC Milan future’ after suffering racial abuse 

Chelsea loanee Tiemoue Bakayoko is reportedly considering his AC Milan future after suffering racial abuse.

The France midfielder was targeted by Lazio fans during Milan’s Coppa Italia semi-final defeat last Wednesday. 

Tiemoue Bakayoko has been a hit at the San Siro this season

Prior to kick-off, around 50 Lazio supporters displayed a banner reading ‘Honour to Benito Mussolini’ – the Italian fascist dictator.

Racist chants of ‘this Banana is for Bakayoko’ were believed to be heard from fans throughout the clash.

Lazio released a statement condemning the vile abuse.

It read: “SS Lazio clearly distance ourselves from behaviour and manifestations that do not in any way correspond to the values of sport that this club has promoted and supported for 119 years.

“Lazio also reject and contest the simplistic tendency of the media to consider the entire Lazio fanbase responsible for the actions of a few isolated elements, for motivation that has nothing to do with passion for sport.

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“The club has always fought for the respect of law and fairness in behaviour.”

Italian publication La Repubblica report Bakayoko has been ‘very hurt’ by the abuse.

The 24-year-old, who joined Chelsea in a £40million deal from Monaco in 2017, has enjoyed a successful season in Milan after a slow start, playing 39 times so far.

Bakayoko admitted in February it would be a ‘dream’ to make his loan move a permanent one when the transfer reopens this summer.

He said: “It’s a matter for Milan and Chelsea.