In recent weeks, Fikayo Tomori has become a regular topic of discussion in the Italian media as the Chelsea defender is impressing while on loan at AC Milan.

The Serie A side took the Blues owned player on a temporary deal in January and retain an option to make his stay permanent for a reported fee of €28m.

Earlier this week, Milan technical director Paolo Maldini admitted the fee for the 23-year-old’s redemption is ‘very high’ for the Rossoneri.

Two days ago, Frederic Massara, the Italian club’s sporting director, stated the England international has ‘convinced’ the club and Milan ‘will evaluate’ the option to sign him in the summer.

Journalist Niccolò Ceccarini, in his column for TuttoMercatoWeb, explains Stefano Pioli‘s side are ‘working hard’ to sign the centre-back in the next market.

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He claims Milan are in ‘constant contact’ with Thomas Tuchel’s side, and Maldini and Massara are trying to lower Tomori’s asking price.

If that isn’t possible, the two Milan chiefs will ‘at least’ look to find a solution to retain him on loan for one more season.

According to Ceccarini, Milan view Tomori as an ‘important’ player for their immediate future, which is why the movements have started to find a ‘solution that can please everyone’.