It hasn't been a great year for the 24-year-old.
The move garnered plenty of enthusiasm from the Rossoneri, with hope the move could help the Frenchman rediscover his form from Ligue 1 two season ago.
Unfortunately, Bakayoko struggled mightily in his opening games, so much so that Milan were tempted to end his loan spell prematurely.
He told TribalFootball.com: "From a psychological perspective, it isn't pleasant to be loaned after only one year.
"Then, I think that 4-3-3 is not the best scheme for him - especially if he doesn't play as a defensive midfielder."
Things have, however, started to turn around for Bakayoko. Gattuso leapt to the defence of his player after Milan fans jeered him against Genoa two weeks ago.