AC MILAN will ‘do everything possible’ to land Fikayo Tomori on a permanent deal.
The Chelsea defender was sent on loan to the Italian giants in January having fallen out of favour under old boss Frank Lampard.
The arrival of Thiago Silva pushed Tomori down the pecking order and Chelsea believed his development was better suited elsewhere.
Tomori, 23, has been hugely impressive in the 12 matches he has featured and the club are excited by his potential in the heart of defence.
The loan move included the option to make it permanent for a £27m fee, according to Goal.
And it appears the club are ready to push to make it happen although they are eager to negotiate a lower fee with the Chelsea hierarchy.
Milan’s vice-president Franco Baressi told Gazzetta dello Sport: “We will do everything possible to sign him on a permanent deal.
“Two months are remaining until the end of the season, and it’s not only up to Milan.
“Tomori is imposing himself with talent and determination. He has shown no fear playing in a new league.
“He can potentially become a great champion. I hope he lives up to expectations.”
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Club legend Paulo Maldini also made it no secret of AC’s desire to land his signature.
He told Sky Sports Italia: “Tomori is a good talent and we have a buy-option clause.
“The price is very high. AC Milan will decide at the end of this season and we will discuss it with Chelsea’s board.”
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