A potential signing of Mohamed Simakan looks further and further away for Milan this Mercato, but the Fikayo Tomori track is gaining momentum as talks between Milan and Chelsea are progressing according to Fabrizio Romano.
Milan are on the hunt for a centre-back to add some depth for the department, as there have been plenty of injuries amongst the defenders so far this season. Simon Kjaer, Matteo Gabbia, Leo Duarte, and Mateo Musacchio have all missed parts of this season due to injuries, and now Duarte has left the club on a loan-move to Istanbul Basaksehir.
RC Strasbourg defender Mohamed Simakan has been the primary target to strengthen the defensive department, but talks there have stalled after the clubs inability to agree on a deal and after the 20-year-old picked up an injury, sidelining him for six weeks.
Simakan’s agent confirmed to SempreMilan earlier this evening that Milan are interested in signing a defender immediately, but the Simakan track might be revisited in the summer. But until then, Milan now seems to have another target in mind after a new report from Fabrizio Romano.
The transfer guru says that talks are progressing between Milan and Chelsea over Fikayo Tomori. According to Romano, Chelsea ask for a loan with an option to buy set at around 30 million euros. The clubs are currently on, and Tomori would gladly accept a move to Milan if the two clubs can agree on a deal.
Romano’s Sky compatriot, Gianluca Di Marzio (via MilanNews), says that Milan are trying to bring the buy-out down, though. He also says that the talks between Milan and Chelsea are advanced.
Tomori is a serious option and the 23-year-old England international wants a move this January in order to get game time, as he’s been sidelined since Thiago Silva’s arrival at Chelsea last summer.