FIKAYO TOMORI has reportedly signed a new five-year deal with AC Milan.
The former Chelsea star joined the Serie A club on a permanent basis 12 months ago after a successful loan.
Tomori, 24, is now facing a pay rise as Milan try to fend off Premier League interest.
According to The Times, the centre-back approved his new contract late Thursday night.
Milan manager Stefano Pioli was keen to agree a deal to keep Tomori in the long term.
Pioli feared his side would be bombarded with Prem’s interest in their star defender.
The Milan legend and technical director Paolo Maldini played a key role in negotiating a new contract for Tomori.
The Italian giants won the Serie A title last season, with Tomori starting 30 of his 38 games en route to victory.
Another key member of that team, Franck Kessie, joined Barcelona on a free transfer.
Milan bosses are determined not to lose Tomori in a similar way.
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He made 27 appearances for youth club Chelsea before being loaned to Milan in January 2021.
After an impressive spell, the Italians exercised their £25m option to buy in the deal, making the move permanent.
Milan are looking for more reinforcements this summer.
They’ve also stepped up their attack by spending £28.8million on Club Brugge’s Belgian prodigy Charles De Ketelaere and signing Divock Origi on a free transfer from Liverpool.
Pioli and co are also hoping to sign Chelsea flop Hakim Ziyech, although a deal is proving more difficult.
The Blues are ready to sell the attacker, although Ziyech is reportedly not interested in a pay cut as Milan struggle to match his Chelsea salary.
Milan start their Serie A title defense with Udinese tomorrow afternoon.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/5983607/chelsea-fikayo-tomori-ac-milan-2/ Former Chelsea star Fikayo Tomori “will sign a new five-year deal with AC Milan” to keep the Premier League interested