Earlier today, we covered an article in the Italian media looking at Fikayo Tomori’s future at Milan.
The Chelsea loanee has impressed since he was brought in by Paolo Maldini and co. from Stamford Bridge in the January transfer window, which has caused the Serie A side to look into making the move permanent.
The Blues managed to insert a €28m purchase clause in the deal to cover their backs, and while they see that as a good amount of money for the defender, Milan are a bit more concerned about it.
The fee was described as ‘above-market’ by Calciomercato, which is a stance backed up by Gazzetta dello Sport on Monday.
Looking at the situation of loanees at San Siro these days, the newspaper explain that following some good performances, ‘reflections have started’ and the basic idea is to ‘absolutely consider’ buying him outright, because doing so ‘would be foolish’.
However, they know budget limitations could make a move difficult, which is why, much like Calciomercato said, there will be talks to see if that figure of €28m can be lowered.
They know the ‘scarce malleability of Marina Granovskaia is proverbial’, as they learned the hard way with Tiemoué Bakayoko a couple of years ago, so they will have to look at ways to change that.
That being said, out of all the loanees at Milan these days, Tomori ‘is currently the only one on which serious evaluations are underway by the management’, making him, in a way, the chosen one.