It seems it took Fikayo Tomori just over a month in Italy to convince AC Milan to go for his permanent signing.
Following the loan move from Chelsea in the January transfer window, the defender has been impressing in his first appearances for the Rossoneri, who according to Tuttosport, are now working to keep him.
The newspaper writes today that Paolo Maldini and Frederic Massara have already ‘initiated first contacts’ with Chelsea to discuss the chances of making the move permanent.
Even though the loan includes a buying option of €28m, Milan are expected to try to convince the Blues to let him go for less.
Tomori has only made seven appearances for Milan so far, and it seems the weekend’s match against Roma is what convinced the board to go for his signing.
The 23-year-old was picked over Alessio Romagnoli, and that was apparently the right choice from Stefano Pioli, as Tomori’s performance is described by Tuttosport as ‘almost perfect’.
With him doing so well, perhaps that’s a reason for Chelsea not to give Milan any discount in the negotiations. However, we all know how Serie A clubs love the bargain signings, so the talks should take a while.