Chelsea could have earned more from the sale of Fikayo Tomori if they were able to test the Premier League market, a journalist has claimed.
Tomori experienced a successful loan spell at Milan, making 22 appearances across all competitions since being deemed as surplus to requirements at Chelsea under Thomas Tuchel. The 23-year-old England defender signed for the Rossoneri on a permanent deal after helping the club qualify for the UFA Champions League next season and a second-place finish in Serie A.
Milan shelled a figure of around €28m for the centre-back as per most sources and according to Goal.com’s Chelsea correspondent Nizaar Kinsella, the Blues could have received much more than the offer made by the Italians, if they had rather sold him to a Premier League club.
He said: “Now the Tomori deal is closed. There has never been any doubt since he helped Milan to secure a Champions League qualification. Yes, Chelsea could have earned more if they had sold him to a Premier League club but they would have reinforced a direct competitor.”
Tomori is set to become a starter for Milan in 2021-22, given his strong performances as last season came to a close.