Amadou Bakayoko could leave Walsall this summer

Amadou Bakayoko could still leave Walsall this summer despite the club opting to extend his contract by a further 12 months.

Ama Bakayoko
Ama Bakayoko

The striker’s previous deal expired at the end of the 2017/18 campaign with the Saddlers then taking up an option in their favour to extend it by a further year.

But the Express & Star understands a host of clubs are monitoring the 22-year-old who is believed to be open to a move away.

And while Walsall are in no rush to sell, they will listen to sensible offers for the forward.

It is understood a number of Championship clubs have an expressed an interest in Bakayoko in a move that would see him loaned out next season.

Clubs in League One - including Accrington Stanley – as well as teams in League Two have also registered an interest in the player.

There has also been interest in the striker from abroad with a host of talent spotters believing he is a player that can be developed.

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