AC Milan are more and more enticed by Fikayo Tomori’s option to buy and Alessio Romagnoli’s sale could help fund his permanent stay, a report claims.
According to SportMediaset, the feeling is that what happened in Roma-Milan – with Tomori taking Romagnoli’s spot alongside Simon Kjaer – could be a precursor to what will happen in the summer market. After the game at the Olimpico the idea of spending €28million to sign Tomori from Chelsea at the end of the season is becoming more and more tempting.
The report adds how it is a move that could put an end to Romagnoli’s experience with the Rossoneri after six years. Maldini before the game against the Giallorossi diplomatically declared that the renewal of the captain will be discussed in due course, and while Romagnoli’s relations with Pioli and with the rest of the group are excellent, if Milan decide to bet on Tomori his fate seems to be sealed.
Negotiating with Raiola over a renewal won’t be easy either as the captain currently receives €3.5m net per year and at 26 would like a significant wage increase, to between €5-6m. It is a big figure that clearly requires careful evaluations, but the feeling is that Milan would listen carefully to any offers of €20m or more to sell him in the summer.
The situation of Romagnoli is however unrelated to that of Tomori, as the ball is exclusively in the hands of Milan and the player with regards to whether he stays. These situations are always defined in late May.