Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard insists Fikayo Tomori's long-term future remains at the Stamford Bridge.
Tomori has been tipped to leave Chelsea on loan this month with Premier League side Leeds United and Newcastle United interested in his services as well as AC Milan. The 23-year-old has made just four first-team appearances this season, with Chelsea eyeing a loan move to help the 23-year-old realize his full potential.
"Fikayo Tomori absolutely has a long-term future at this club, and we'll see if and when he goes on loan," said Lampard.
"The moment I got close to Fikayo was when I took him to Derby with me and he was player of the year there and one of the best players in the Championship that year in my opinion. And then he came back and played 20-plus games for us at a very young age last year and got in the England squad," he said.
"There's an absolute long-term plan for Fikayo in my head about his career here. And if it's to go and play games it's to absolutely enhance his personal development. Hopefully help whatever team he goes to, because that will come hand in hand, and then come back to us a better player."
The Blues travel to Craven Cottage to take on Fulham on Saturday in a Premier League encounter.