Milan Seal the Deal for Chelsea Defender Fikayo Tomori

Fikayo Tomori will be the third addition made by Milan in the January window as the club has reached agreement with Chelsea on the formula of the transfer which, between the initial fee and the option to buy, will be worth a total of €30M, Sky Sport reports.

The Rossoneri were reportedly looking to decrease the sum but accepted anyway because of their problems in the defense, as Alessio Romagnoli will miss the upcoming clash with Atalanta due to a yellow-card accumulation and Simon Kjaer subbed off in the previous match with back pain, even though the tests ruled out a serious injury. Since Matteo Gabbia has been nursing a knee sprain for some time and Mateo Musacchio has featured just once in eight months, Pierre Kalulu is currently the only fully healthy center-back in the roster.

For that reason, Milan are trying to speed up the schedule of the medicals and of the final signature to have him available for Sunday, although it should be noted that there are currently some travelling restrictions between Italy and the United Kingdom because of the recently discovered variation of Coronavirus, which might slow down the process.

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Milan had zeroed in on Mohamad Simakan from Strasbourg but they were quite unlucky that he got hurt as they were about to sign him. On the other hand, the depth issues in the back might be just temporary and Kalulu has more than held his won when called upon, so it is uncertain how many minutes Tomori will get the rest of the way. There is a non-zero chance he will turn out to be just a temporary solution for the next sixth months as the option to buy is pretty hefty and he will have to perform really convincingly for it to be picked up.