Sometimes, actions speak louder than words, and Milan’s focus on trying to keep Fikayo Tomori at the club has meant another of their players has all but been forgotten.

Not just any player, either, but their captain, as Alessio Romagnoli’s future at San Siro becomes more uncertain by the day, as looked at by Gazzetta dello Sport.

With a contract set to expire in 2022, the centre-back’s role at the club has dwindled somewhat due to the Chelsea defender’s recent performances and his great partnership with Simon Kjaer.

Preferring the Stamford Bridge loanee in the Milan derby was a big move by Stefano Pioli, and the England international’s following performances have meant the Serie A side have prompted them to ‘update the agenda for the future’.

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So much so that ‘redeeming Tomori has become the priority and discussing the possible renewal of Romagnoli has slipped into the background’.

Another reason for this is because his current salary of €3.5m/year is close to the €4m ‘ceiling’ put in place by Ivan Gazidis, Paolo Maldini and Federico Massara.

As Gazzetta say, his future ‘has never been so uncertain than at this moment’, and with few games left to make his claim, it could get even worse.

It remains to be seen whether Milan pay Chelsea the €28m for their player, but if they are willing to push their captain to one side to show they want to keep him, then they really mean business.