Serie A giants AC Milan will sign defender Fikayo Tomori from Chelsea on a loan deal until the end of the season.
The Englishman has found limited game time at Stamford Bridge this season after refusing to move to West Ham last summer and despite being one of the most dependable players in the past season, he has found games hard to come by following the arrival of Thiago Silva and the form of Kourt Zouma at the back.
Reports from transfer guru Fabrizio Romano now claim that Tomori will be heading to Milan this week to sign the deal with the club turning their attention on the 23-year-old after failing to land Strasbourg defender Mohamed Simakan.
Simakan is also on Chelsea’s radar with RB Leipzig willing to let the 20-year-old leave the club if they can find a club willing to pay his fees.
The Rossoneri are currently top of Serie A as they chase a first Scudetto since 2011 and the arrival of Tomori might strengthen their side more with reports rife that the deal might be made permanent should the Englishman impress during his loan spell.
Tomori on the other hand wants to be in the England Euro squad for the upcoming tournament and a good show and regular playing time in Italy might guarantee him that.
Fikayo Tomori is set to join AC Milan from Chelsea. The agreement is expected to be completed next week on loan with buy option [*no* obligation] around €30m. Tomori will fly to Milano in the next few days.— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 17, 2021
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