Although no deal materialised, the 28-year-old knuckled down and has been in impressive for Chelsea despite their indifferent season under Maurizio Sarri, registering 12 goals and 10 assists in 24 Premier League games.
Eden Hazard is not enjoying himself lately and there is tension surrounding his future, with the Belgian awaiting a call from Real Madrid to free himself from Chelsea and allow him to announce that he will wear the white shirt next season.
The Belgian joined Chelsea in a £32 million (R552 million) deal from Lille in 2012, with his current contract at Stamford Bridge set to expire in 2020.
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Hazard told RMC: "I know what I will do". I just want to help the team, focus fully on it. Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is said to be eyeing the Brazilian as Hazard's replacement - although Barça president Josep María Bartomeu has in recent days insisted that the club have no plans to sell Coutinho, despite the 160m-euro signing's disappointing displays this term. "He has the potential to be the best player in Europe at the moment".
Real Madrid's interest is the worst kept secret in football, closely followed by Hazard's desire to play for them.
"We will see. I don't want to talk about this every day, I don't have time".
Bakayoko said: "Things are going well for the club and I right now". Milan are on a different planet.