Tiemoue Bakayoko has signed for Napoli on loan from Premier League club Chelsea, the Serie A team announced on Monday.
Napoli said that Bakayoko had joined Gennaro Gattuso’s side on a one-year deal, with club president Aurelio De Laurentiis saying “welcome Tiemoue” in the official statement.
Bakayoko, 26, will rejoin Gattuso after playing for the 2006 World Cup winner at Milan — also on loan from Chelsea — in the 2018/19 season.
He played for Monaco last season in another loan deal from the London club, where he is under contract until 2022.
Italian media report that Napoli will pay two million euros ($2.35 million) of his 3.5 million-euro annual salary.