AC Milan are reportedly set to sign Fikayo Tomori from Chelsea in a permanent deal.
The Italian giants have told the Blues they will be activating the £25 million release clause to sign the 23-year-old on a permanent basis.
The talented defender joined the Serie A side on loan in January and impressed them with his performances. He clocked up 17 league appearances at the San Siro last season, helping the club to finish second in the table and secure Champions League football.
According to the Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, Stefano Pioli’s side have activated the clause to secure a permanent deal for the centre-back. They are expected to complete the paperwork next week.
Tomori is an academy graduate of Chelsea who rose through its ranks to earn his senior debut against Leicester City in May 2016. Since then, he has mostly remained on loan to several clubs, including Brighton, Hull City and Derby County.
The 23-year-old has clocked up 27 appearances across all competitions for the London side, with two goals and an assist to his name (stats from Transfermarkt).
He managed to make only one Premier League appearance for the Blues earlier this campaign before he joined Milan on loan.