AC Milan “communicated” intentions to complete permanent move for defender
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Milan to sign Tomori on a permanent deal
A string of high-class performances have convinced AC Milan to spend big on Fiyako Tomori this summer, according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.
Confirmed. AC Milan have just communicated to Chelsea they’re triggering €28.5m clause in order to sign Fikayo Tomori on a permanent deal. The agreement will be completed and announced next week. Contract until June 2026. 🏴 #CFC #ACMilan https://t.co/8eyqeM0ITd
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 4, 2021
Signed on loan from Chelsea in January, Tomori has featured in 17 Serie A games since for the Rosseneri, scoring once and helping the Milan outfit clinch second place behind their city rivals Inter.
He particularly impressed in their 3-0 demolition of Juventus, keeping Cristiano Ronaldo quiet at one end whilst also popping up with his side’s third goal late in the game at the other.
Just look at Tomori’s header against Juventus.
— Sacha Pisani (@Sachk0) May 25, 2021
And despite financial difficulty, Milan appear to be set to pay the 28.5 million euro option to buy clause that was inserted into the loan agreement, adding to the commitment that they already have on young midfielder Sandro Tonali.
Tomori can consider himself very unfortunate not to have made England’s 33 man training camp at the very least ahead of the belated Euro 2020, with the defender arguably having done more than Ben Godrey or Ben White in the centre of his side’s defence.
However, if he can continue to perform to the level he has been for Milan when he signs permanently, it will be nearly impossible to overlook him in future.
Olivier Giroud to stay:
Another Chelsea player, however, will be remaining at Stamford Bridge. Olivier Giroud had been linked with a move to AC Milan on the expiry of his current deal with Chelsea, but the club revealed today that the Frenchman had in fact signed a one-year extension, keeping him at the club until 2022.
I’m not sure this goal gets enough credit for just how good it was pic.twitter.com/pIASKs7cvR
— Jack ⭐️⭐️ (@isoncfc) December 3, 2020
A statement on the club website read:
“Chelsea Football Club can confirm that an option to extend Olivier Giroud’s contract by one year was exercised in April this year.”
While of course Giroud could still be sold this summer, Chelsea have ensured that if they were to lose the veteran striker, they would at least get a fee.