Fikayo Tomori has been a huge success since he arrived at Milan in January and it’s not exactly a surprise that the Rossoneri are looking at the €28m buy-out clause already. It seems that will indeed use it.
As reported by Calciomercato.com, Milan will try to get a discount on the buy-out clause but it certainly won’t be easy. Chelsea manager Tomas Tuchel wants the player back and the club want to get as much as possible from the potential departure.
Therefore, the Rossoneri will need to muster up €28m to secure the defender on a permanent basis. In addition to the €15m they didn’t spend on a centre-back in the summer, they could also fund the deal with the sales of two players.
The players in question are Mattia Caldara and Andrea Conti, as the report continues, on loan at Atalanta and Parma respectively. However, as things stand, they could end up back at Milan this summer.
Atalanta have the option to buy Caldara for €16m but as the defender hasn’t been used much, their stance on the matter is up in the air. As for Conti, the €7m clause will turn into an obligation if Parma stay up, but they are currently in the relegation zone.
In the best of worlds, in other words, Milan could use the money from these sales to secure Tomori. Either way, though, it seems they will be willing to make the necessary investment.