AC Milan are looking to permanently secure the services of Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori. The defender is on loan from Chelsea at the moment but the Rossoneri coach has given his approval for his extended stay at the club.
Fikayo Tomori joined AC Milan in January after failing to nail down a starting line-up spot at Chelsea under both Lampard and Tuchel. However, the defender has been in terrific form in Italy impressing everyone at the club with his defensive capabilities.
A new transfer deal for Fikayo Tomori will be finalised soon by AC Milan
AC Milan have the option to sign Fikayo Tomori on a permanent deal, but will have to cough up a fee of £26 million to do so. Tomori recently grabbed his first goal for the Rossoneri in the match against Juventus where he also kept the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Chiesa and Morata quiet for the entirety of the match.
Tomori’s latest Serie A outing marked his 19th appearance across all competitions for Milan, who are now on course to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
Pioli has admitted that Milan want to sign Tomori on a permanent deal, and that the club will assess the situation at the end of the season.
“We want to buy Tomori on a permanent deal from Chelsea,” the Milan boss told the media. “Our intention is clear and also Fikayo’s decision (staying at Milan). We’ll see what happens at the end of the season,” Pioli said.
Chelsea should not have a problem if they lose Tomori to AC Milan. The London side themselves have a plethora of defending talents in their ranks and are currently working on the contract extension of Thiago Silva.