Fikayo Tomori appears to be fully back in contention at Chelsea after playing the full 90 against Barnsley in the League Cup and playing the second half of the Premier League match against Liverpool the weekend prior.
As such, it would appear that all potential loan moves for the young defender have been cancelled, and he will spend the upcoming season with Chelsea. Everton were heavily linked with a move for the 22-year-old — with sources claiming that a deal was close — but according to Fabrizio Romano, the Toffees have turned their attentions to Barcelona’s wantaway Jean Clair-Todibo instead, after being frustrated in their bid to acquire Tomori.
It looks like Antonio Rudiger is now the favorite to leave after he was omitted from the matchday squad on the last two occasions, and not playing in the first game of the season either. PSG, Barcelona, AS Roma and AC Milan are all said to have an interest.
On paper, Tomori appears to have the greatest luck in the world, with the youngster staying in the Blues squad last season after David Luiz’s sudden departure, and a similar scenario looks likely to play out this season as well. However, in reality, it’s more probable that the club are aware of Tomori’s immense potential and they’re banking on him as a long-term investment.
Either way, we are not complaining.
Everton first choice as CB is Tomori but #CFC are trying to keep him and loan out Rudiger. That’s why #EFC have now re-opened talks with Barcelona to sign Todibo.— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 24, 2020
Loan with buy option [€18m] offered, but #FCB want to sell him on a permanent deal to sign Eric Garcia #transfers