AC Milan have completed the permanent transfer of Fikayo Tomori for 28.5 million. The English defender arrived on loan from Chelsea.
The summer transfer window officially opens in one month but clubs are already at work to close deals in advance. AC Milan so far have completed the signing of Mike Maignan from Lille for €15 million after showing the door to Gianluigi Donnarumma.
Paolo Maldini and Frederic Massara are now focused on signing Fikayo Tomori on a permanent deal. The English defender arrived on loan from Chelsea with the option to make the transfer permanent for a figure of 28.5 million euros.
The Rossoneri have been in contact with Chelsea for the last months reports journalist Nicolo Schira. After an unsuccessful attempt to get a discount from the Blues, AC Milan will pay the full €28.5 million transfer fee. Since April, Tomori has agreed a five-year contract until 2026 at 3 million per season. He will be AC Milan’s second summer singing.
The 23-year-old centre back joined the Rossoneri in January and had an immediate impact. Tomori became the regular starter in defence alongside Simon Kjaer leaving Alessio Romagnoli on the bench. Now the captain looks set to find a new club after loosing his spot in Stefano Pioli’s eleven.
However, Tomori may not be the only arrival from Chelsea. The Rossoneri are negotiating the signing of Olivier Giroud on a free transfer. The French striker has reportedly agreed a two-year contract and will serve as a back-up for Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Ibra missed a big part of last season due to injuries but Mario Mandzukic was unable to contribute in his absence.