​On-loan Milan midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko has reiterated his desire to remain at the San Siro on a permanent basis, despite being contracted to Chelsea until 2023.

Bakayoko, 24, has enjoyed a successful spell on loan at AC Milan this season after failing to settle at Stamford Bridge, following his £40m move from AS Monaco. 

Marten De Roon,Tiemoue Bakayoko

​The Frenchman has previously stated he watned to remain at Milan after this season, with Bakayoko reaffirming those beliefs during a recent interview with French media outlet ​RMC Sport, where he also discussed his aspirations returning to the France national team set-up.

He said: "The start of the season was not easy because of the language but today it is much better both on the field and in my private life and I am very happy with what I am experiencing. 

"I would like to get to the top four in the standings and receive a surprise, that is, the call-up for the French national team. My future? I cannot answer today, we will wait until the end of the season. I have a contract with Chelsea but I am very, very happy at Milan."

​Milan are currently fourth in ​Serie A, just one point above AS Roma, with 14 games of the league season remaining, as Bakayoko also revealed that finishing in a Champions League qualification place remains a priority for I Rossoneri come the end of the campaign. 

Bakayoko added: "Those who say that Milan is no longer a big club are wrong. I do not need to talk about the historical successes of the club, everyone knows them. When I arrived I saw all the photos and trophies, it is really impressive. 

Tiemouè Bakayoko

"It is sad that the club is not participating in the current Champions League edition, I hope that this year we will be able to return."