AC Milan consider loan move for Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori

Ross Houston
January 13, 2021

The Serie A leaders are looking to strengthen at the back and are considering the Chelsea defender as an alternative to Strasbourg's Mohamed Simakan.

AC Milan have become the latest club to take an interest in Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori, according to the Guardian.

Last season Tomori was a regular feature in the starting XI but this campaign, the 23-year-old has fallen down the pecking order due to the arrival of Thiago Silva.

Several Premier League clubs are also interested in Tomori but are said to need to move players out before bringing another centre-back in, making a move overseas for the player more likely.

The Rossoneri have been flying this season, now sitting three points clear at the top of Serie A having lost just once.

And now, according to the Guardian, Milan are the latest club to express their interest in the England worldwide.

Chelsea boss Lampard has already said Tomori can go out on loan this month after being reluctant to let him leave in the summer while Antonio Rudiger was close to leaving Stamford Bridge.

Sky Sport Italia journalist Fabrizio Romano reports the Rossoneri have lined up English centre-back Tomori as a possible replacement for the Simakan deal.

Discarded by Frank Lampard this season, Fikayo Tomori has over the course of the last couple of months been actively scouring for a new club. Lampard explained that Tomori was on the bench because "he could be going on loan to get games".

Speaking to the press after the FA Cup win at Morecambe, Lampard saidd: 'The situation with Fikayo is open about the moment.

'And second, don't lose what you have here [points at head] - you need to think right and look for solutions. That was part of my thinking of not starting him today.

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