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AC Milan prioritizing Tomori signing over Romagnoli contract extension — report

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AC Milan have been so happy with Chelsea loanee Fikayo Tomori’s performances that they are reportedly even considering letting club captain (and one-time Chelsea transfer target) Alessio Romagnoli depart in order to make room in the squad.

Gazzetta dello Sport’s latest (via Sport Witness) is right along those lines, and claims that the spotlight has been so fixed on Tomori that Romagnoli’s future has somewhat “slipped into the background”.

Romagnoli’s current deal expires in 2022 and the club have been unable to reach an agreement over wages in a potential new contract. The 26-year-old reportedly earns €3.5 per year, but Milan have capped their budget at €4m, which apparently isn’t good enough. (Romagnoli’s represented by Mino Raiola, to add to the difficulties.)

An ill-timed calf injury as well Tomori’s already solid and still developing partnership with Simon Kjaer haven’t helped Romagnoli’s case either, and he’s been dropped for a number of games recently, a previously unthinkable situation. Head coach Stefano Piolo appears to prefer Tomori now, and as such, Milan are prioritizing the Chelsea loanee’s permanent signing (by way of his €28m loan buy-out, presumably).