Chelsea transfer news: Fikayo Tomori joins AC Milan on loan
Why did Chelsea allow him to leave?
Tomori’s situation at Chelsea was indicative of a club in which there is a lot in the air.
The 23-year-old central defender was considered overwhelmed under Frank Lampard, whose own position at the club was remains precarious.
Tomori had many admirers and a large number of clubs monitored him, and The athlete understands that after a few appearances for Chelsea, he was determined to move on from Stamford Bridge.
Why did AC Milan sign him?
AC Milan loaned Leo Duarte to Turkish champions Istanbul Basaksehir earlier this month and wanted to offer a mixture of cover and competition on the right-wing defense.
Simon Kjaer and captain Alessio Romagnoli have spent a lot of time on the sidelines this season, which has resulted in Milan being able to rely on academy graduate Matteo Gabbia more than originally expected.
Gabbia’s latest injury was softened by a shrewd Lyon reliever Pierre Kalulu, who came earlier than expected. The league leaders, however, wanted to strengthen themselves.
Who else was interested?
Tomori was also wanted by Newcastle and Rennes, but Milan won the race for his signature.
Earlier this month there were reports of interest from Leeds United, but in the end it was far from the mark.
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