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AC Milan Leading the Race to Sign Fikayo Tomori on Loan?

AC Milan are interested in signing Chelsea outcast Fikayo Tomori on loan as per Fabrizio Romano. Although his contract expires on June 30, 2024, he would be looking forward to more playing time.

However, he would be a backup option as they prioritise the signing of Mohamed Simakan from Strasbourg.

The 23-year-old centre-back recently featured in the 4-0 FA Cup 3rd round triumph over Morecambe for just 15 minutes. He was able to create some brilliant chances towards the end.

The Rossoneri have some defensive issues to be sorted as they are serious about winning the Serie A title this season.

Fikayo Tomori could a better goalscoring defender for AC Milan

Fikayo Tomori is currently facing tough competition for playing time as a centre-back. He hasn’t featured in the Premier League even once as compared to last season’s 22 appearances. Tomori has scored two goals in 27 appearances for the Blues.

His fellow teammate Antonio Rudiger is also facing the same problem. However, the latter played around 80 minutes for the Blues in their previous match against Morecambe.

AC Milan needs to improve their defense after losing 1-3 to defending champions Juventus. Alessio Romagnoli and Simon Kjaer are currently first choice options in centre back position. Youngsters Matteo Gabbia and Duarte are not doing enough to keep the pressure on Romagnoli and Kjaer. Tomori could be a good rotational option at San Siro but unlikely to replace Romagnoli and Kjaer.

Tomori or Simakan would be a worthy addition for the Reds from Milan. The club already has many youngsters rising up to the occasion such as Rafael Leão and Brahim Díaz.

Frank Lampard recently spoke about Fikayo Tomori and his future at Chelsea.

“The situation with Fikayo is open at the moment. There is a possibility he could be going on loan to get games somewhere else. So that would have to be the solution for him and the club.”

– Frank Lampard

The Chelsea manager is in utter confusion about selection of defenders, especially the centre-backs. However, a loan move for Tomori might relieve him of the “selection” pressure.

Milan are the front-runners to sign him. However, he has also attracted other clubs like West Ham United, Leeds United, Newcastle United and Rennes.

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