Former Chelsea star Fikayo Tomori 'set to sign new five-year contract at AC Milan' to fend of Premier League interest | The Sun

FIKAYO TOMORI has agreed a new five-year contract with AC Milan, according to reports.

The former Chelsea star joined the Serie A club permanently 12 months ago after a successful loan spell.

Tomori, 24, is now set for a pay rise as Milan attempt to fend off interest from the Premier League.

According to The Times, the centre-back agreed his new deal late on Thursday night.

Milan boss Stefano Pioli was desperate to get a deal sorted to keep Tomori around long term.

Pioli feared that his side would be bombarded with Prem interest in their star defender.

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Milan legend and technical director Paolo Maldini played a key role in getting a new contract sorted for Tomori.

The Italian giants won the Serie A title last season, with Tomori starting 30 of their 38 games en route to victory.

Another key member of that team Franck Kessie headed to Barcelona on a free transfer.

Milan chiefs are determined to avoid losing Tomori in a similar manner.

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He made 27 appearances for boyhood club Chelsea before being loaned to Milan in January 2021.

After an impressive stint the Italians exercised their £25million option to buy in the deal and made the switch permanent.

Milan are chasing further reinforcements this summer.

They have also bolstered their attack by spending £28.8m on Belgian wonderkid Charles De Ketelaere from Club Brugge 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 trickier to come by.

The Blues are willing to sell the attacker, although Ziyech reportedly isn't interested in taking a wage cut, with Milan struggling to match his Chelsea salary.

Milan kick off their Serie A title defence by hosting Udinese tomorrow afternoon.

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