Chelsea are letting go of center-back Fikayo Tomori who’ll become the third addition to the AC Milan squad in the ongoing January transfer window as the Rossoneri have reached an agreement with the Blues.
The deal will be worth €30M when the initial fee and the option to buy clause are considered, based on a report by Sky Sport.
Milan were looking to decrease the sum but eventually accepted the deal as they have issues in defense, with Alessio Romagnoli set to miss the upcoming clash against Atalanta due to an accumulation of yellow cards.
Simon Kjaer was also subbed off in the last game due to back pain although tests didn’t reveal any serious injury.
Matteo Gabbia has been nursing a knee sprain while Mateo Musacchio has played just once in eight months. The only center-back that is fully fit at the club is Pierre Kalulu.
Therefore, Milan are accelerating the process to snap up Tomori from Chelsea so that he will be available for the game on Sunday.
Meanwhile, it must be noted that traveling restrictions have come up between the UK and Italy due to the recently discovered variation of Coronavirus. This may eventually slow down the process.
The English defender appears to be surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge this season although he was relatively decent for the Blues under Frank Lampard last term.
It remains to be seen if the move will see him depart for the Serie A permanently as the defensive issues at the back for Milan are temporary at best.
The ones they’ve had to rely on in the past weeks like Kalulu have been decent in action and it remains to be seen if Tomori will immediately be thrown into action.
The young center-back has garnered experience at the highest level in his time at Chelsea and shouldn’t see the move to AC Milan as that big a step as he can cut it if he is ready.
Meanwhile, will AC Milan want to shell out that sum for the defender when the time is right? With the way the Serie A sides are going in the transfer market, Tomori will have to be exceptional to seal a permanent move to AC Milan.