AC Milan will start negotiations with Chelsea on Monday to try and sign Fikayo Tomori on a permanent basis.

Tomori has been with the Serie A side this season and, after a rocky start, established himself as a key player at the club.

They’re hugely impressed by what they’ve seen and, after some debate, are keen to get him on a permanent basis.

They have an option to do that via a €28m purchase clause they negotiated with Chelsea when the defender first joined.

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However, that’s a big price for them to pay on a somewhat limited budget, and there have been numerous reports over the last few months that Milan will try to bring it down.

Tuttosport back that up today and state that talks with Chelsea are planned for Monday regarding the defender.

The Rossoneri’s aim is to get Tomori on a permanent basis, but they want to bring that clause down if they can.

That is something they are aware will be difficult as Chelsea are ‘tough when they sit down at the table’, particularly when terms have already been agreed beforehand.

Milan have had some experience of this in the past when Chelsea refused to lower their demands for Tiemoue Bakayoko after his loan deal.

The situation is slightly different with Tomori as they feel that there are few ‘defenders of his kind’ available on the market and so want to pursue a deal as soon as possible, with that set to start on Monday.