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Chelsea, AC Milan agree Fikayo Tomori loan, with option to buy — report

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Six-month loan, with €30m buy-option

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Well, that was expected.

Chelsea youngster Fikayo Tomori had been strongly rumoured to leave Chelsea for AC Milan for a few days now, and it looks like the move is going ahead.

According to the latest reports, Tomori will be joining AC Milan next week in true calciomercato fashion, on a loan with an option to buy. The deal is expected to be finalized by Tuesday. The timeline matches earlier reports.

It’s certainly an ambitious move for young Tomori, joining the Italian Serie A leaders where he will have to contend with established defensive pairing Alessio Romagnoli and Simon Kjær, but it’s perhaps a sign of how highly he’s rated by both sides that Chelsea were able to agree a €30m buy-option with the Rossoneri.

It might be hard to see AC Milan cough up that amount, but that is not exactly a bad thing especially if we still believe that Tomori has a future at Stamford Bridge.

This way, Tomori (hopefully) gets some high quality minutes under his belt, and if he does well, he could certainly find his way back into the Chelsea defence where only Kurt Zouma’s long-term future seems at all assured.

Here we go!