After their good experience with Fikayo Tomori, who should be signing permanently soon, AC Milan are reportedly targeting another Chelsea youngster to help their defensive excellence next season.
According to Goal, Milan have asked about the possibility of signing defender Valentino Livramento, the reigning Chelsea Academy Player of the Year. It is not clear whether they want him on a simple loan or something more complicated, but that’s probably only because Livramento has yet to extend his initial three-year professional contract, which expires next summer.
Chelsea will surely not want to lose Livramento — especially after losing Tariq Lamptey — so a loan is a lot more likely, even if Milan might be a first step too big into senior football. But we would undoubtedly require him to agree to an extension first, before any further decisions made about his future.
Chelsea have become a lot better in integrating Academy youth into first-team football over the past couple years, but loans are still a big part of the pathway (as seen with Mount, James, Abraham, etc).
On a sidenote, the report also mentions that Kurt Zouma is the likeliest center back to leave the club this summer as he’s not found a regular spot in the team this season, especially since Tuchel’s arrival.
Meanwhile, Thiago Silva’s one-year contract extension should be imminent, as per UOL.