Chelsea in pole position to sign 6 ft 1 in Serie A defensive rock

Ex-Chelsea footballer Fikayo Tomori is among the defenders the London giants are considering to cover up for outgoing centre-backs Rudiger and Christensen. Both the Blues defenders are approaching the end of their deals with Chelsea and are ready to move to Spain.

Both Rudiger and Christensen’s expiring deals have been keeping the Blues busy over the last few months. They have failed to convince the two defenders to extend their remain with the club, and the sanctions imposed on the Blues owner Roman Abramovich has further hampered their cause.

While Rudiger is ready to join Real Madrid on a free deal this summer, Christensen is expected to join Real Madrid’s arch-rivals Barcelona. With two first-choice defenders ready to depart, the Blues are on the lookout for defensive reinforcements and have identified England international as one potential addition.

Fikayo is the Blues academy product and spent 16 years with them across age groups before moving to Milan permanently in the 2021 summer transfer window for €28m. The English centre-back first moved to the Serie A giants in the 2021 winter window on a six-month-long loan spell, following which the move was made permanent.

While the World Cup is still a good eight months away, the summer transfer window is fast approaching, and the Englishman could be on his way back to England. His fantastic showings for the Rossoneri have convinced the Blues board that he could take up the spot vacated by the departures of Rudiger and Christensen.