CHELSEA midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko admitted he thought he could DIE during a stop and search by armed police in Milan.
Bakayoko, 27, has broken his silence on the shocking moment he was confronted by by gun-toting cops in a case of mistaken identity.
The France international was on loan at AC Milan for two seasons and won the Serie A title with the Rossoneri.
And he was stopped in the Italian city earlier this month during the mix-up.
Terrifying footage on social media showed Bakayoko getting stopped and searched at gunpoint.
He was forced to get out of his car and searched by four armed officers.
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Bakayoko spoke about the incident, via his Instagram account, and explained how he feared for his life when "things went further than they should have".
He said: "I found myself with a gun just three feet from me, on the passenger side of the car.
"They clearly put our lives in danger.
"I have no problems with human error, but the ways and means the police used cause me a problem.
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"Things went further than they should have. Why didn't they just do a vehicle check worthy of the name?
"They could have asked me for the car's documents, and communicated simply with me.
"You don't see the whole story in the video posted on the social networks. That was the quiet part."
The defensive midfielder made 14 league appearances in Stefano Pioli's team last season as they were crowned champs.
But Bakayoko adds that it was his composure off the pitch which helped ease the situation and avoid fatal consequences.
He explained: "The consequences could have been so much more serious had I not kept calm.
"Or had I not been lucky enough to be doing the job that I do, and to have been recognised after a while.
"What might have happened next? Might they have taken me to the police station?
"Yet again, it makes one ask an awful lot of questions.
"It is unacceptable to put people's lives in so much danger."
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Reports suggest Bakayoko will leave Chelsea after five years and will join Marseille.
His £40million transfer soon turned sour as he failed to live up to his predecessor Nemanja Matic and was subsequently loaned back to Monaco a year later.
Every season since, the 27-year-old has been out on loan, with Chelsea unable to find a permanent buyer for him.
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