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AC Milan Want To Exercise The Buy Out Option On Chelsea Centre Back This Summer

Milan are looking to keep the defender permanently after he turns heads in his first couple of fixtures.

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Peppe di Stefano of Sky Italia via is reporting that AC Milan are already considering exercising their option to buy on Chelsea loanee Fikayo Tomori after his exceptional performances thus far. He has made 7 appearances in all competitions thus far.

Paolo Maldini spoke to the press via ahead of Milan vs Roma and was asked about the defender who Stefano Pioli picked to start over Alessio Romagnoli last night.

On Tomori: “I’m lucky enough to work in a club that calls when he calls. When Milan calls, it affects several players, even if we haven’t won the Champions League for 14 years. Fikayo has particular characteristics, intensity, speed. In our opinion it was a possible reinforcement for this season finale.”

On redeeming the defender: “There is an option to buy, it is very high, it will be an assessment between now and the end of the season whether to exercise it or not. It is a fairly clear situation.”