AC Milan rival PL clubs for Chelsea centre-back

January 12, 2021 0 By HearthstoneYarns

AC Milan have joined several Premier League clubs in the race to sign Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori, according to reports.

Tomori came through the ranks with the Blues and he made his senior debut off the bench in the final game of the 2015/16 Premier League season.

The 23-year-old spent the latter half of the 2016/17 campaign on loan at Brighton in the Championship. He made 25 second-tier appearances the season after for Hull City.

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His breakout season came in 2018/19 with Derby County. The Rams were then managed by Frank Lampard. Tomori played a starring role as they reached the Championship play-offs.

The defender was given the club’s Player of the Year award after making 55 appearances across all competitions.

Lampard became Chelsea’s new manager that summer. Tomori and fellow Derby loanee Mason Mount were inserted into the Blues first-team last season.

Tomori featured heavily at the start of the season, as he made 15 Premier League starts. But he failed to make an appearance in any of their final ten league games.

He looked set to join West Ham on loan this summer. This deal fell through at the last minute as he remained at Stamford Bridge.

The England international’s only starts this season have come in the Carabao Cup. He looks set to leave the club this month.

GOAL have reported that Newcastle and Leeds are keen to sign Tomori on an initial loan deal. The report also states that AC Milan are interested in the defender. It is believed that the Italian giants would prefer a permanent deal.