Chelsea of England defender, Fikayo Tomori has received favour in his desire for a full contract with AC Milan of Italy, as the Italian Serie A club’s coach, Stefano Pioli has confessed that he would love to keep the Nigerian-born stopper.
Tomori has been a revelation during his time on loan at Milan from Chelsea and, despite having been unable to tie down a regular shirt with The Blues before making the switch last summer, the lad born in Canada to Nigerian parents could jolly well settle down for another season in Italy.
Megasportsaena.com reports that this follows an open declaration by Pioli, who affirmed that he wants to sign Tomori on a full deal from Chelsea, where the dark-skinned centre-back struggled for regular game time in West London earlier in the season.
Since moving to The San Siro on loan in January, Tomori has gained a regular starring role in The Rossoneri’s defence and played the full 90 minutes against Juventus on Sunday, with a goal to his name and a clean sheet in a 3-0 victory.
Milan are understood to have the option to buy Tomori for a fee of £25m when his loan deal expires in June, and Chelsea are thought to be expecting bids for the defender when the transfer window reopens.
Tomori, who has made 19 appearances in all competitions for Pioli’s side since arriving at The San Siro, has also been reported in recent time stating his desire to stay put with Milan, though his deal with Chelsea does not expire until the summer of 2024.
Pioli has now openly confirmed his desire to buy the stopper this summer and stressed: “We want to buy Tomori on a permanent deal from Chelsea. Our intention is clear and also Fikayo’s decision. We’ll see what happens at the end of the season.”