Chelsea’s Fikayo Tomori spent the 2018/19 season on loan at Derby County, where he was a regular figure in the Championship side’s defence.

Frank Lampard left the managerial job at Derby for the Blues in the summer of 2019 and the centre-back made 15 appearances for Chelsea during the last campaign.

However, the 23-year-old has seen his game time restricted this season, and has been given only 45 minutes in the Premier League.

Lampard opened the door for the England international to go out on loan in the winter market, but stressed his long-term future is at Stamford Bridge.

AC Milan have been credited with an interest in the defender and Sky Italia look at his chances of ending up at the San Siro in January.

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Mohamed Simakan was the Serie A side’s main target, but an injury to the Strasbourg player has now seen Tomori’s signing become a ‘priority’ for the Rossoneri.

It’s claimed Stefano Pioli’s side are ‘ready to bet’ on the Chelsea man. They also continue a ‘direct line’ with the west London club to ‘try to close the deal’ for Tomori.

Milan want to take Tomori on loan with the ‘right to redeem’. Sky explains the English club request €30m for redemption, while the Italians are trying to lower it.

Despite this, Milan continue to ‘move forward with confidence’ to get the loan deal over the line.