Goal: Chelsea defender’s move to Milan ‘getting close’ – Rossoneri unlikely to exercise option

By Oliver Fisher -

An option to buy will be included in the Fikayo Tomori deal but it is not likely that Milan will use it, a journalist has claimed.

Fabrizio Romano confirmed earlier today Tomori is set to join Milan from Chelsea. The agreement is expected to be completed next week on the basis of a loan deal with option to buy (and not an obligation) for around €30m.

Tomori will fly to Milano in the next few days to undergo his medical checks before signing his contract and becoming the latest new addition to head coach Stefano Pioli’s squad.

According to Goal.com’s Chelsea reporter Nizaar Kinsella on Twitter, Tomori’s move to Milan is ‘getting close’. He adds how it is ‘a bit of a risk’ on Chelsea’s part to include an option to buy, but ‘it isn’t likely that Milan will use it’.

That may of course be to do with the high figure it is set at, and there is nothing to stop Milan attempting to negotiate it downwards.

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