AC Milan are desperately hoping to achieve Champions League qualification so they can sign Fikayo Tomori from Chelsea, a report claims.
According to Goal.com, Tomori is happy to stay in Italy having had a successful loan spell since his arrival from the Blues in January. Milan meanwhile also want to keep him, but Champions League qualification would help the Rossoneri afford the €30million option to buy.
The 23-year-old wants to stay at San Siro and has had a series of meetings with technical director Paolo Maldini and sporting director Frederic Massara, during which Milan officials explained that they want to keep Tomori but the option to buy is quite a high figure.
They might ask for a discount from Chelsea but it is unlikely they will get one, leaving Milan hoping for a Champions League spot to boost revenue and fund the permanent signing. The report mentions that the Premier League side want to raise £100m (€115m) in player sales – including Tomori – in order to fund a move for a top striker like Romelu Lukaku or Erling Haaland.