Thomas Tuchel is set to see his first summer departure as centre-back Fikayo Tomori edges closer to sealing a permanent switch to AC Milan.
That’s according to leading football journalist Fabrizio Romano, who claimed on Monday afternoon that the Rossenari and Chelsea are close to finalising the defender’s move.
Tomori has spent the most part of the 2020-21 season on-loan in Milan.
Following what has been a hugely successful temporary spell, the English defender now looks certain to turn his switch permanent.
According to Romano, AC Milan will complete the signing of Tomori on a five-year contract ‘soon’.
Furthermore, full-backs Emerson, Zappacosta, and midfielder Bakayoko are also heading for the Stamford Bridge exit.
Chelsea will receive €28m from AC Milan for Fikayo Tomori – the agreement will be completed soon as expected, Tomori will leave #CFC to stay at AC Milan signing a five-years contract. 🏴 #ACMilan #Chelsea
Emerson, Bakayoko and Zappacosta will also leave the club this summer. https://t.co/7T6z6AX3FG
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 31, 2021