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Tomori move to AC Milan ‘inevitable’ but still depends on Champions League football — report

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Plus, Victor Moses in a similar situation at Spartak

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AC Milan manager Stefano Pioli once again hinted towards a permanent deal for Fikayo Tomori after the Chelsea loanee’s brilliant performance against Juventus. However, signing the 23-year-old is still contingent on Milan qualifying for next season’s Champions League, even if they will do whatever it takes to keep him.

According to the Telegraph, if Milan fail to qualify for Europe’s premier competition, they will request another loan, and this time with an obligation rather than just an option to buy — essentially delaying having to make payments by twelve months but reaping the benefits right away.

That sounds even less ideal for us than Milan simply activating the £25m buy-option (+£5m potential bonuses) in Tomori’s current loan deal, though his stay in Italy is roundly seen as “inevitable” one way or another. Tomori has impressed in Milan not only with his performances, but also with his attitude and professionalism.

Meanwhile, Goal reports that the £4m buy-option in Victor Moses’s loan contract at Spartak Moscow could be automatically triggered if they qualify for the Champions League. Moses has also impressed during his time in Russia, proving to be “different class” according to his head coach. Spartak are currently third, level on points with second place Lokomotiv Moscow with a game in hand. The top two teams qualify.