Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori is being linked with a possible loan move away from Stamford Bridge. 

According to ESPN, the Blues are prepared to listen to offers for the 22-year-old in the January transfer window, as manager Frank Lampard looks to offload a centre-half from his squad. 

It is claimed that Lampard is “keen” to keep him for the long-term, but recognises that he may need to go elsewhere to continue developing with the help of regular football. 

The report adds that Premier League and London rivals West Ham may revive interested in the centre-back, who they wanted to sign on loan at the end of the summer window. 

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Tomori spent the 2018/19 campaign in the Championship on loan at Derby County, where he was impressing under then-manager Lampard before reuniting with him at Stamford Bridge. 

The centre-back is a speedster that played 22 senior games across all competitions last season for Chelsea and showed why he’s yet another highly-rated talent to come through the academy system.

But with Thiago Silva now in the mix for a starting position in the heart of defence, he’s only played three matches so far this season and looks to be fifth in the pecking order at centre-back.

A loan deal would be a great decision if he’s guaranteed game time and that needs to be established with any interested parties. 

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