“It’s very close” – AC Milan on the verge of deal for Chelsea defender

Fikayo Tomori’s loan to AC Milan is “very close” according to the Italian club’s technical director Paulo Maldini.

The defender has barely featured at Chelsea this season after withdrawing from a deadline day move to West Ham, and it’s the right move to get him out playing somewhere.

Simon Johnson of the Athletic had the quotes from Maldini, who said that a deal is “very close,” but reminded everyone that “it could all break down with just one detail.”

It looks a tough ask to break into the first team of the Rossoneri who are currently battling for the Serie A title, but we love the idea of it.

Plenty of Blues fans will be disappointed to see the academy product go – especially if there’s a purchase option included in the deal. Most fans still rate Tomori highly and want to see him given more chances in the first team.

But after a bright start last season he fell out of favour, and the road back to Frank Lampard’s thoughts looks a long one now.

This is a big gamble for Fik, but we back him all the way to make a success of it.