AC Milan want to open talks with Chelsea about making Fikayo Tomori’s loan into a permanent deal.
The Serie A club signed the England international on loan in January for the rest of the season, with the agreement including an option to buy. However, they are quibbling over the price, which I roughly £26 million, and which their Technical Director, Paolo Maldini, has described as “very high”.
Tomori has made five appearances for Milan since his move, including on Sunday night where he started in the centre of their defence as the Rossoneri won 2 -1 at Roma to cut neighbour’s Inter at the top of Serie A.
Although Tomori was highly rated by Frank Lampard, his prospects under Thomas Tuchel appear far less certain, with speculation linking the likes of Jérôme Boateng and Niklas Süle with a summer move to Stamford Bridge. That suggests there is a deal to be done at the right price.
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