AC Milan have confirmed the permanent transfer of Fikayo Tomori from Chelsea – and some fans of the Italian club are buzzing with the announcement. 

Tomori will join Milan on a permanent transfer officially on 1 July.

The Serie A club confirmed they have exercised the option to turn his loan deal into a permanent one.

He’s been with Chelsea since Under-8s level, but his time with his boyhood club will end this summer.

The 23-year-old defender spent the second half of this most recent season out on loan at the San Siro, and he’s made quite the impact.

Tomori helped Milan finish second in the Serie A table behind rivals Inter, but they ended the league season with five consecutive clean sheets. 

The Chelsea academy graduate, who also has one senior cap for England, is a centre-back blessed with lightning pace. However, the sheer competition in the Blues squad at centre-half has meant he’s ended up moving away.

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Excited reaction of Milan fans shows Chelsea may regret Tomori exit

A selection of Milan supporters on social media can’t wait to see Tomori rejoin them.

The English speedster will be returning to Italian football to continue his career, so he’s decided to move abroad on a permanent basis.

There are many Chelsea fans who were hopeful Tomori could make a breakthrough next campaign under Thomas Tuchel. But, that decision has been taken out of his hands due to the permanent clause in his loan deal at Milan.

It’s going to be intriuging watching how his career unfolds now at Milan.

Mason Mount is one shining light from the Blues academy thriving in the best Chelsea XI, but perhaps others not playing as much may have a long think after Tomori’s transfer.

Here are some Milan fans celebrating the Tomori news:

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