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AC Milan trying to lower Fikayo Tomori buy-option (UPDATE: DONE DEAL) — reports

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Last-minute bargaining

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UPDATE:

Fabrizio Romano says, again, that the deal is now done, again. For real for real! “Around €30m” for the buy-option, which is what it was before, too.


PREVIOUSLY:

Chelsea and AC Milan have reportedly reached an agreement over a loan deal for Fikayo Tomori, which also includes a buy-option. However, that may not be 100 per cent true or complete yet, as the Rossoneri are reportedly still trying to lower the amount of said option.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport, the last details of the deal have yet to be finalized, with the Serie A leaders wanting to bring down the future fee from €30m to just €20m. That sounds more reasonable in a way, but it’s unlikely that Chelsea will be lenient at the negotiation table, especially for a player we are said to still hold in high regard and for whom we might still see a promising future at Stamford Bridge. Making it easier for Milan to keep him would not behoove us in that case, nor would it compensate for our loss properly.

Corriere dello Sport (via Sport Witness) also note that the deal is almost over the line, with Tomori waiting in anticipation to depart for his medical and signing.

With the major technicalities of the deal already ironed out, it would be in Milan’s best interests to conclude the deal quickly, especially in light of Simon Kjær’s knock in their last match against Cagliari and Alessio Romagnoli’s suspension for their upcoming game against 6th-place Atlanta this Saturday.