Milan Deepen Tomori Talks, Still After Chelsea Wantaway

The entourage of Fikayo Tomori visited Casa Milan yesterday to continue negotiating an extension, and a reunion with his former Chelsea teammate Hakim Ziyech isn’t totally out of the question despite the arrival of Charles De Ketelaere.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the discussion with his camp is progressing nicely. The end of his contract isn’t near, as it expires in 2025, but the club wants to reward him with a pay raise, on top of tacking on two years. The directors offered to bring his wages to around €3M.

The negotiation with Tomori will reach a positive resolution in the next few weeks, and Milan are also waiting in the wings for Ziyech. As per Calciomercato, the Rossoneri had earmarked him early to bolster their frontline. But the talks with his camp Chelsea proved to be challenging, and they preferred investing in De Ketelaere.

The Scudetto winners are still interested since the two can fit together. They believe the terms of the deal will become more favorable down the line if no other team comes into the picture. The Rossoneri aim for a season-long loan with option to buy, with Chelsea contributing to his €6M salary, which is the true sticking point. Instead, the counterparty prefers an obligation. The attacker wants out regardless of the destination.

Our Take on Milan, Tomori and Ziyech

It would be easy to argue that the defender will be criminally underpaid even after getting a new contract. In that sense, the work of the Rossoneri management is always masterful. It’s also why some of their purchases take forever. The Moroccan would be quite an addition on the right flank and would give them three proper weapons behind the striker.

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