Sky: Milan management discussing permanent signing of defender from Chelsea

By Oliver Fisher -

The AC Milan management have already begun discussing keeping Fikayo Tomori on a permanent basis, according to one journalist.

Peppe Di Stefano spoke to Sky Italia (via MilanNews) about Tomori, who has been chosen to start alongside Simon Kjaer in the heart of the defence, replacing the captain Alessio Romagnoli.

The journalist reports that the management believe Tomori has done well since he arrived despite the difficulties of the language. At Milanello they are already talking about exercising the option to buy as part of the deal.

Calciomercato.com recently reported that Tomori – who arrived in January on loan from Chelsea – has the aim of becoming the first defender on the team sheet in the coming months.

The report adds that Milan have every intention of using their option to buy which is set at over €25m, and it is not easy to negotiate with Marina Granovskaia to get that figure lower. They chose the Englishman because they strongly believe in his qualities and they are convinced he can become a starter.

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