Chelsea have confirmed Tiemoue Bakayoko has left the club after six years in west London.
Mauricio Pochettino‘s side’s retained and released list was revealed and Bakayoko, who joined in 2017 from AS Monaco, was the key departure ahead of the 2023/24 season.
Bakayoko, who won the FA Cup with Chelsea in his first season at the club under Antonio Conte, made 43 appearances for Chelsea in all competitions.
During his spell at Chelsea, Bakayoko spent time out on loan at Napoli, AS Monaco and AC Milan, where he spent the 2022/23 campaign.
The 28-year-old has been released a year early, with his deal at Chelsea originally due to run until June 2024.
Bakayoko is among 13 Chelsea players to be released. Nathan Baxter, Henry Lawrence and Dujon Sterling are among those who will leave at the end of the month.
Full list of released players
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