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Milan director confirms summer deal for Chelsea loanee is on the cards



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AC Milan technical director Paolo Maldini has confirmed that the club will try to sign Fikayo Tomori this summer.

The 23-year-old has impressed since joining Milan on loan from Chelsea in January and the Serie A giants are keen to make the move permanent.

In an interview with Sky Sport, via Fabrizio Romano, Maldini admitted that Milan want to keep Tomori at the club.

“Tomori is a good talent and we have a buy-option clause,” he said.

“The price is very high, but we’ll decide at the end of the season and discuss it with the Chelsea board.”

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Tomori has looked comfortable with Milan and it would be no surprise to see him end up there on a permanent basis.

The presence of Thiago Silva, Kurt Zouma, Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger hindered his progress at Chelsea, but he has proven his quality with Milan.

A player-plus-cash deal involving Milan midfielder Franck Kessie has been rumoured, although the Serie A outfit are reluctant to lose the Ivory Coast international.

However, a fee of around £25 million for Tomori isn’t prohibitive and it would be no surprise to see him sign a long-term deal with Milan this summer.