Chelsea are playing hard ball with AC Milan over the future of Fikayo Tomori with talks ongoing, according to a report.
As il Corriere dello Sport (via MilanLive) claims today, Tomori is still very highly valued by the Chelsea management despite the fact he has not featured regularly at all this season. During talks , the Blues initially requested more than €30m to sign the Englishmen which is a figure considered way too high.
However, the words of Frank Lampard – the Chelsea manager – have given Milan fresh hope because he has made it known that he is ready to consider loaning Tomori. The Rossoneri are therefore expected to offer an extended loan of up to 18 months.
It would give Stefano Pioli a young and ready defender to bolster the back line available, and a player who can be evaluated calmly for a year and a half. It is solution that could also be convenient for Chelsea, who would have the opportunity to welcome him back in 2022.
The paper adds that a ‘Spanish-style’ solution cannot be excluded: i.e. an option to buy to be included and a buy-back in favour of the London club.