AC Milan have reportedly set to complete the signing of Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori after exercising the £25m clause to make his loan move permanent this summer.
According to JournalistFabrizio Romano
, the Italian side have officially triggered the clause to make the move a permanent one, a five-year deal that will be completed next week.
Milan tried to lower the agreed £25m fee but the Premier League club refused.
at age 8 and appeared to be one of several Academy stars who successfully made the jump to the first-team level last season. But for some reason, he had fallen out of favor with
, and ended up playing just 7 times in the 2020 calendar year.
The 23-year-old decided to joinAC Milan
on an initial six-month loan in January. He helped the club secure a second-place finish and a return to the Champions League after a seven-year absence.
Tomori made 17 league appearances at Milan, scoring once against Juventus, as he replaced club captain
Tomori won his only senior England cap so far against Kosovo in November 2019, shortly before he signed a five-year deal at Stamford Bridge.