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AC Milan racing against time to complete Fikayo Tomori deal by weekend — report

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Need him on Saturday

Chelsea Training and Press Conference Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images

AC Milan have about 48 hours to complete the loan deal for Fikayo Tomori, which will still need to include a medical as well as all the necessary travel and playing clearances. Milan had been hoping to have done so by now, but in addition to the pandemic, we also have Brexit to consider as Tomori now counts as a non-European Union player, and he may very well be the first to leave England and have to navigate this new reality.

The Rossoneri do need the Chelsea youngster for this Saturday’s game already — either to start or to at least be on the bench — with Alessio Romagnoli suspended and Simon Kjaer dealing with an injury. Backups Pierre Kalulu and Mateo Musacchio are in line to start the showdown against Atalanta as things stand.

Tomori’s medical is now reportedly scheduled for Friday, at which point he will likely sign all the necessary paperwork as well. Whether that will give him and the team enough time for Saturday’s game remains to be seen. Either way, the deal, which includes the €30m buy-option, is happening, and very soon.