CM.it: Maldini evaluates four possible departures to raise money for Tomori’s signing

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan technical director Paolo Maldini is making his assessments on how to keep Chelsea’s Fikayo Tomori beyond his loan spell, a report claims.

Maldini in yesterday’s pre-match interview focused on Tomori’s future, and responded as follows: “It ‘s a fairly clear situation, he has a high buy-out. We will evaluate over the course of the season whether to exercise it or not. Fikayo has characteristics of speed and intensity.”

According to Calciomercato.it, the figure to buy the Englishman from Chelsea is around €28million. The Rossoneri cannot spend this amount as per the report, but they have every intention of trying to reach an agreement with the Blues in order to keep him.

Some departures could help raise the funds to keep him too. Samu Castillejo is getting closer to saying goodbye at the end of the season, while Diogo Dalot and Brahim Diaz – while being numerically valuable – look unlikely to stay given the costs it would require versus their contribution.

The future of Ismael Bennacer must also be carefully evaluated, because if an indispensable offer were to arrive, Milan could evaluate the sale of the midfielder and promote Sandro Tonali as a permanent starter.

Tags AC Milan Brahim Diaz Diogo Dalot Fikayo Tomori Ismaël Bennacer Samu Castillejo