AC Milan chief Franco Baresi insists club will ‘do everything possible’ to permanently sign Fikayo Tomori from Chelsea in £ 26 million deal, claiming he can become a ‘great champion’
- Fikayo Tomori has impressed since joining AC Milan at Chelsea
- The young central defender has quickly established himself in the defense of AC Milan
- Franco Baresi has admitted that Milan is desperate to sign him permanently
- Baresi also hopes Gianluigi Donnarumma will stay after the end of the season
Franco Baresi has made it clear that AC Milan will ‘do everything it can’ to sign young center-back Fikayo Tomori on a permanent deal from Chelsea.
After finding minutes at Chelsea, Tomori joined Serie A giants AC Milan in January, but has not looked back and quickly established himself at the heart of the defense.
Tomori – who played 12 times for Milan – has revealed nothing about his future, but club legend and honorary vice president Baresi says the San Siro outfit is determined to secure a permanent deal for his services.
Fikayo Tomori has been impressed since joining AC Milan and the club wants to sign him permanently
“We will do everything we can to get him finalized,” Baresi said Gazzetta dello Sport
‘There are two months left until the end of the season, and it’s not just up to Milan.
Tomori imposes himself with talent and determination. He has shown no fear of playing in a new league. He could potentially become a great champion. I hope he lives up to expectations. ‘
A £ 26 million buy option was agreed with the loan agreement, and AC will have to pick that money out this summer, while Chelsea did not return that amount, according to Target
Baresi’s comments come after sporting director and club legend Paolo Maldini confirmed that Milan will try to make its lease permanent this summer.
Franco Baresi, honorary vice president of Milan, insists Tomori ‘could be a great champion’
Tomori struggled for playing time at Chelsea and pushed through a temporary move to San Siro
Speaking before Milan’s clash with Roma in late February, Maldini said 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 the Chelsea board. ‘
Meanwhile, goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma’s future was also a big topic of conversation at San Siro, with his deal expiring in June.
The club’s vice-captain is reportedly a target for Chelsea, but Baresi has admitted he hopes Donnarumma will have a long and successful future in Milan.
“Taking over the AC Milan captaincy at the age of 22 is a privilege, you have to understand that,” he added.
“We know the value and qualities of Gigio, he grew up here and we know how important it can be for Milan in the coming years.”
Baresi hopes that goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma will stay with San Siro for years to come