Unless you’ve been living under a rock the past few months, you’ll be fully aware of how well Fikayo Tomori is doing away from Chelsea.
Loaned to Milan for the second half of the campaign, the England international has impressed tremendously in Italy, to the point where the Serie A side want to keep him permanently.
Thankfully for them, they managed to include a €28m purchase clause in the temporary deal, which they now fully intend to trigger come the end of the season.
Corriere dello Sport are the one reiterating this on Monday, make it very clear that Milan ‘will do everything to redeem’ the centre-back from Chelsea and keep him at San Siro.
It’s said they ‘intend to exercise the option as the whole club is satisfied with how Tomori has integrated’ the team, with their manager, Stefano Pioli telling the media after their weekend win over Parma that their will ‘is to keep him’.
Close to securing Champions League football for the first time since the 2013-14 season, the Italians are planning to use that extra money to trigger the clause and give Chelsea the pre-agreed amount.
Whether that goes down well at Stamford Bridge, where Thomas Tuchel will see Tomori leave before ever having a chance to work with him, remains to be seen, but one of Frank Lampard’s last moves on the transfer market could end up benefitting Milan far more than the Blues.
Either way, it appears his exit from the London side is almost guaranteed, with either a dramatic collapse in the league by Milan or the defender turning down the chance to stay at San Siro the two main reasons why this deal wouldn’t go through.