Date: 3rd June 2021 at 10:50pm
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AC Milan are ever closer to securing the signature of Fikayo Tomori on a permanent basis after his successful loan spell last season.

The 23-year-old Englishman joined the from Chelsea last January and settled in immediately, impressing with his commanding style in the 17 games he turned out in.

A right-to-buy clause was triggered and the player can now be Milan’s to the tune of €28 million, but the will negotiate with the -based outfit for a discount in the coming days, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

Chelsea are likely to stick to their guns and refuse such a proposal, leaving Milan with the option of asking to split the fee into smaller installments.

The move would make sense as opposed to going on the hunt for a defender who may not fit Pioli’s style of play, with the scenario set to play out before the start of the European Championship.