AC Milan head coach Stefano Pioli has confirmed that they want to sign Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori. AC Milan want Tomori permanently, that is, on a permanent deal.
Tomori moved to Milan on loan in January after falling down the squad pecking order at Stamford Bridge.
The 23-year-old has since rediscovered his best form at San Siro. But, his current contract at the Bridge is not due to expire until 2024.
The Blues loanee didn’t disclose much when asked if he would like to extend his stay at Milan in March.
“I’m not really focused too much on what can happen in the future, it’s just more about me playing well for the team and doing what I can for myself right now and helping the team as much as possible,” he said then. “Then what happens in the future will happen.”
So, Tomori could still return to Chelsea and fight to become part of Thomas Tuchel’s super team in the summer.
Tomori at Milan
Tomori played a key role as the Rossoneri beat arch-rivals Juventus 3-0 in Serie A yesterday on Sunday once again.
The England international opened his scoring account for the Italian giants against Juventus.
He aimed a powerful header past opposition goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny late on to cap a superb display which also saw him keep five-time Balon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo quiet.
This latest Serie A outing marked his 19th appearance across all competitions for Milan, with whom he is now on the verge of qualifying for next season’s Champions League.
AC Milan Want Tomori Permanently
And Pioli revealed after the game that the club intends to exercise their £26 million ($37m) purchase option on Tomori.
“We want to buy Tomori on a permanent deal from Chelsea,” the Milan boss told reporters.
The Italian head coach said the Rossoneri will likely buy the English centre-back at the end of the season: “Our intention is clear and also Fikayo’s decision (staying at Milan). We’ll see what happens at the end of the season.”