AC Milan are keen to make their loan deal for Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori a permanent transfer this summer.
The skillful center-back, who had found himself out of favor at Chelsea, has thrived for Milan this season, bolstering their defense in his 19 appearances for the club.
Tomori had a brilliant start to life in San Siro[/caption]
Milan are currently in third place in the Serie A table and appear ready for Champions League football next season.
Keeping the Chelsea star would increase the club’s chances in Europe next season, his partnership with Norwegian defender Simon Kjær has been key to their success.
The 23-year-old England defender contributed four clean sheets and even grabbed a goal against Juventus on Sunday in a vital 3-0 victory.
The Italian giants have the option of buying the defender after the six-month loan period and manager Stefano Piolo has expressed his willingness to retain his services.
Speaking on the center-back, he said: “We want to buy Tomori on a permanent Chelsea deal.
“Our intention is clear and also Fikayo’s decision [staying at Milan].
“We’ll see what happens at the end of the season.”
Tomori has a huge decision to make, as the prospect of returning to Chelsea to play for Thomas Tuchel may be enough to keep him in England.
However, with the emergence of Antonio Rüdiger and the Blues’ successful turnaround, there may not be room for Tomori at Stamford Bridge.