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Sport Fikayo Tomori admits surprise at AC Milan loan deal

17:44  24 january  2021
17:44  24 january  2021 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Chelsea have reached an agreement with AC Milan for the loan transfer of defender Fikayo Tomori , which includes an option to buy. The 23-year-old will arrive in Milan on Friday to seal his move to Milan , which could see him feature against Atalanta on Saturday for the Rossoneri. Tomori makes the move

Fikayo Tomori looking at the camera: MailOnline logo © Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo

Fikayo Tomori has admitted his surprised to receive a phone call from AC Milan legend Paolo Maldini about joining the Italian giants on loan.

Tomori has now linked up with the Rossoneri on a deal until the end of the season and called it an opportunity he couldn't turn down.

The 23-year-old defender said speaking with Maldini, now the club's technical director, confirmed that Milan was where he wanted to be after being left on the sidelines at Chelsea by manager Frank Lampard.

Fikayo Tomori looking at the camera: Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori has joined AC Milan on loan until the end of the season © Provided by Daily Mail Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori has joined AC Milan on loan until the end of the season Paolo Maldini wearing a suit and tie: Tomori was surprised to receive a phone call from AC Milan technical director Paolo Maldini © Provided by Daily Mail Tomori was surprised to receive a phone call from AC Milan technical director Paolo Maldini

'It's a club with great history, this is an opportunity I couldn't turn down,' the English defender told Milan's official website.

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AC Milan hope to complete their loan move for Fikayo Tomori in time for the Chelsea defender to make his debut on Saturday. Thiago Silva’s summer arrival left the Blues with five senior centre-backs, with Lampard admitting it Tomori ’s loan is expected to run until the end of the campaign

Fikayo Tomori has joined Milan on loan with an option to buy, placing his future at Chelsea in doubt. The defender flew to Italy on Friday to complete the move and could be involved when the Serie A leaders face Atalanta on Saturday.

He continued to reveal his surprise at AC Milan's interest, saying he instantly knew he wanted to join the club.

'I was surprised, when I spoke to Paolo Maldini, the best defender who has ever played football, I knew this was where I wanted to be and where I wanted to play football.


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'I am very happy to be here now.'

Stefano Pioli talking on a cell phone: Tomori has said the opportunity to play in Stefano Pioli's side was too good to turn down © Provided by Daily Mail Tomori has said the opportunity to play in Stefano Pioli's side was too good to turn down

Tomori opted to leave Stamford Bridge after Thiago Silva's summer arrival pushed him further down the pecking order.

Despite his temporary departure from west London, boss Frank Lampard has insisted that Tomori still has a 'long-term future' with the Blues.

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CHELSEA defender Fikayo Tomori is reportedly nearing a loan move to join AC Milan . The Mail claim the clubs have discussed a temporary deal with the option to make the defender's Frank Lampard admits Fikayo Tomori didn’t start FA Cup win against Morecambe as he could be going on loan .

Fikayo Tomori seals loan move to AC Milan until the end of the season with Serie A leaders taking Fikayo Tomori will wear the No 23 shirt at AC Milan after joining the club on loan The Italian side have kept the option to buy Tomori from Chelsea in the summer

Speaking about why he let Tomori leave, Lampard said: 'Because I have five centre-backs and I can't do this job and expect to please every fan; that's football.

Tomori is below Thiago Silva, Christensen and Kurt Zouma in the Chelsea pecking order © Provided by Daily Mail Tomori is below Thiago Silva, Christensen and Kurt Zouma in the Chelsea pecking order Frank Lampard standing on a blue court: Blues boss Frank Lampard insisted the loan move to Milan was best for Tomori's development © Provided by Daily Mail Blues boss Frank Lampard insisted the loan move to Milan was best for Tomori's development

'What players you should pick or not, whether you are searching for consistency or going on an unbeaten run there are questions.

'I have to pick two at a time and the numbers don't always add up.

'Fikayo is a developing player, a very good player. He is going to be a top player.'

Tomori is set to return to Chelsea after his loan spell, although Milan are understood to have retained an option to buy him for £25million in the summer.

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