Transfer: Chelsea confirm deal for 23-year-old star

Chelsea have confirmed that 23-year-old defender, Fikayo Tomori, has joined AC Milan on a permanent deal.

The UEFA Champions League winner made this known in a statement on the club’s official website on Thursday.

The statement read in part, “Fikayo Tomori will complete a permanent transfer from Chelsea to AC Milan on 1 July.

“The defender spent the second half of last season on loan with Milan, but will make that move permanent next month after a deal was agreed between the two clubs.”

Chelsea loanee, Fikayo Tomori speaks on his future at AC Milan

Tomori played 22 games for AC Milan last season after his January loan move, helping them to secure Champions League qualification with a third-place finish in Serie A.

His only goal came in a crucial 3-0 league win over Juventus in May, 2021.

After finalising his move to AC Milan, Tomori paid tribute to his former Chelsea teammates, staff and fans in a post via his Instagram account.

“Wow.. where do I start? A club I’ve been with since I was 8 years old,” Tomori said.

“Growing through all stages of the academy. Helped me develop and grow as a player and a person.

“Winning various trophies throughout all the youth ages, to making my debut at Stamford Bridge, having the chance to play in the Premier League and Champions League; the things I dreamt of as a kid. Memories I will cherish forever.

“All I can say is thank you. To all the staff in the academy that got me to this point, all my teammates, ALL the fans, and Chelsea Football Club. I will miss you all.”

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