Fikayo Tomori is one of the football stars in the wilderness of Premier League football looking for a way to continue playing the game he loves the most. It is becoming apparent that he is not wanted at Chelsea, at least for now, and the biggest club that has shown interest in him is AC Milan.
The 23-year-old English center-back started seeing the sign that he does not have a place in coach Frank Lampard’s squad towards the end of last season. That attracted a couple of Premier League clubs that wanted to secure his signature during the 2020 summer transfer window.
Last season, Frank Lampard played the defender 22 times in all competitions and featured him in 15 Premier League games before the season ended.
His lack of games at Chelsea has worsened since the 2020-2021 season kicked-off. So far this season, Fikayo Tomori has managed to make one league appearance in which he played for 44 minutes. He has played a total of 4 games in all competitions for Chelsea this season.
Recently, Frank Lampard confirmed that the defender was free to join any interested club on loan during the January transfer window. The coach said this was necessary to enable the defender to get more game time.
“The situation with Fikayo (Tomori) is kind of open at the moment”, Lampard said after Chelsea’s FA Cup third-round game against Morecambe which ended 4-0 in favor of Chelsea.
“There’s a possibility he could be going on loan to get games somewhere else. That would have to be the right solution for him and the club.”
Since the January transfer window opened, a couple of Premier League clubs like Leeds United and Newcastle United have shown interest in the services of the defender. But the club which looks more serious in getting his signature is AC Milan.
However, the Italian Serie A side is said to be more interested in French defender Mohamed Simakan who is said to be one of the most sought after young defender in Europe.
The 20-year-old French center-back currently plays for French Ligue 1 side Strasbourg. He has played 19 times in the French league this season scoring a goal and has provided an assist.
Reports say it is not only AC Milan that are interested in the services of the France Under-20 international, a couple of Premier League clubs are said to be interested in the services of the youngster.
Hence, Fikayo Tomori is no longer a top target for AC Milan as the club is more interested in Mohamed Simakan than in any other defender in the transfer market. But might settle for Tomori if they can not get Simakan.
Latest reports say AC Milan have made contact with Chelsea in an attempt to start the process that will bring the Englishman to Italy this winter.
Besides AC Milan, French Ligue 1 side, Stade Rennais FC are said to be interested in Chelsea’s defender but they are yet to make an official offer as of the time of publishing this report.