Sky: AC Milan to close defender signing, details

AC Milan are very close to signing Fikayo Tomori from Chelsea. The talented centre back will arrive on loan with option to buy.

According to reports from Sky Sport, AC Milan have practically completed the signing of Fikayo Tomori from Chelsea. The 23-year-old centre back will join the Rossoneri on loan with an option to make the transfer permanent at the end of the season.

Purchasing English players is always expensive and in order to sign Tomori permanently AC Milan must pay Chelsea a hefty fee of 30 million euros. After deciding to pull the plug on the Simakan deal, due to his injury, the Rossoneri are now fully concentrated on the 23-year-old English defender.

Tomori is considered an ideal profile given his physical and technical skills. Chelsea coach Frank Lampard was against offering Milan an option because he believes in Fikayo but the Blues have valued the 30 million figure a good one. The Rossoneri management still hope they can lower that fee a bit.

The two clubs are now discussing the remaining details of the agreement. The player too has prioritized a move to Serie A and has rejected offers from other English clubs.

The 23-year-old centre back made 22 appearances with Chelsea last season but has seen his space restricted a lot this year since the arrival of Thiago Silva. He has made only 4 appearances so far.

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