The Sun journalist Alan Nixon has said that Chelsea could look to send centre-back Fikayo Tomori out on loan once again next season, with a Premier League move being the Premier League club’s preference.
Derby County loan star Fikayo Tomori is likely to head out on loan once again for the 2019/20 season, journalist Alan Nixon has said (see below). The Blues will be hoping that a deal can be struck with a top-flight side, after proving his quality during his time at Pride Park.
Suspect he goes on loan. Ideally to a Prem club … https://t.co/8xkBdl4pyv
— Alan Nixon (@reluctantnicko) May 19, 2019
Chelsea look set to have a difficult summer transfer window ahead of them, with a two-year transfer ban looming over the Stamford Bridge club. A number of their loaned out players could be involved in the club’s first team picture next season, including Kurt Zouma and Championship loan pair Tammy Abraham and Reece James – who have had impressive stints with Wigan Atheltic and Aston Villa respectively.
Fikayo Tomori has also had a thoroughly enjoyable loan spell in the second tier. He has starred in Derby County’s defence over the course of the season, forming a strong centre-back partnership with Rams skipper Richard Keogh since joining at the start of the season.
Nixon’s words provide Derby with some hope that they could bring Tomori back to Pride Park next season. But, it seems that they will have to beat Aston Villa in the Championship Play-Off final to be in with a good chance of doing so.
Scottish Premiership champions Celtic have also been linked with a move for the centre-back this summer.