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AC Milan prioritizing Fikayo Tomori after Mohamed Simakan injury — reports

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AC Milan are said to be interested in Fikayo Tomori, and are looking at the 23-year-old as an alternative option in case their deal for Mohamed Simakan falls through. However, Simakan has suffered an unfortunate knee injury, ruling him out of action for the next two months, and this has put Tomori at the top of the Rossoneri’s wish list in their quest to sign a centre back this month.

According to Fabrizio Romano, Milan are now in serious talks with Chelsea over a deal, but will need to fend off interest from several Premier League as well as La Liga sides. Milan’s interest has been further reported by the likes of Telegraph, Goal and Guardian, with Tomori open to a move abroad.

The Rossoneri are apparently looking at an 18-month loan deal, but would be open to a permanent transfer as well. Tomori has seemingly grown restless at his lack of playing time, and would consider any deal, temporary or permanent in order to improve his situation.

If Chelsea are indeed serious about incorporating Tomori into the squad in the future, they’ll no doubt only sanction a loan move. If that is indeed the case, the England international would be better served by going to a club where he can play regularly (like Rennes) and reach the heights that are expected of him.