AC Milan are the latest club to have contacted Chelsea over a possible deal to sign center-back Fikayo Tomori.
Blues boss Frank Lampard recently confirmed that the club are considering sending Tomori on loan this month after seeing him make just four appearances in all competitions this season – including three in the Cup.
The likes of Leeds United and Rennes have been named as potential destinations in recent weeks, and now according to Fabrizio Romano, Milan have thrown their name into the mix as they look to sign a new defender before the window closes.
Tomori has made it clear that he will have no problem joining Milan, but Serie A leaders are actually focused on landing Strasbourg’s Mohamed Simakan and would only look to Tomori if they miss their favorite target. .
Gianluca Di Marzio adds that Simakan is pushing for action and Milan officials are working tirelessly to land the Frenchman, so it doesn’t look like Tomori will end up in San Siro anytime soon.
However, there is a fun twist to this one, and that is that Chelsea have also been linked with their own move to Simakan this month.
According to Le10Sport, Chelsea have reached out to Strasbourg to express interest and discuss a possible move, which is expected to cost around £ 13.5million, but Milan and Ligue 1 Nice are also doing the same.
If Chelsea sign Simakan it would prompt Tomori to join Milan on loan, but it would also raise more questions about the Englishman’s long-term future at Stamford Bridge.
In reality, Chelsea are unlikely to budge for Simakan. While the Blues love to suck up young talent, there are far too many center-backs on the books already at Chelsea, and there’s no need to add another.
Alongside the five currently in the senior squad, Chelsea have high hopes for loaner Marc Guehi and Malang Sarr from Swansea and Porto respectively, while the Blues have also brought in the much-loved Dutchman Xavier Mbuyamba over the summer. .
Add recent links to RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano, and you’ll see that the rumors of interest in Simakan are probably nothing more than gossip.
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