Chelsea do not have the option to re-sign AC Milan defender Fikayo Tomori.

The Blues sold Fikayo Tomori to Milan permanently in 2021 and Fabrizio Romano has stated in his Substack column that there is no buy-back clause for his former club to trigger.

“My understanding is” the Italian journalist wrote before explaining that Chelsea do not have a clause that they can use to bring the centre-half back to Stamford Bridge.

Tomori has been a revelation for Milan since joining them on an initial loan deal.

He has even impressed legends of the club, with Franco Baresi describing the 25-year-old as a ‘skilful’ defender after watching him play.

Chelsea have moved on from Fikayo Tomori
Is there some regret at Chelsea over selling Tomori? Perhaps. The England international has developed into a good footballer.

The Blues can survive without him, though. They have options in central defence and young ones too.

Levi Colwill, for example, is 20, while Benoit Badiashile is only a couple of years older than his Chelsea team-mate.

Simply put, centre-back is not really a problem position for Mauricio Pochettino right now, so even if Chelsea did have the option to re-sign Tomori, it is not a guarantee that they would.

Rather, where their problem lies is up front. The club have not scored enough goals this season, with first-choice striker Nicolas Jackson netting just once so far. That is the area they really need to be addressing. Signing another defender is unlikely to take them any closer to the Champions League.

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