The 23-year-old was a central figure in Frank Lampard’s team but quickly dropped down the pecking order following Thomas Tuchel’s arrival at the club midway through the 2020-21 season.
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The 23-year-old was struggled in the first half of the Blues 2020-21 season when Frank Lampard was at the helm, but he made 22 appearances in Milan colours during a productive loan spell in the second half of the campaign.
Pep Guardiola’s men advanced to the showpiece event after dumping Paris Saint-Germain out in the semi-finals, while all-time greats Real Madrid were no match for Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea.
Lampard scored 177 goals in 609 Premier League appearances for West Ham, Chelsea and Manchester City.
Tomori was struggling for game time under former Blues manager Frank Lampard and headed to San Siro on loan in January, where he has made an immediate impression.
The England international had been in talks to move to Goodison on loan having dropped down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge.
Tomori moved to the Italian side on loan for the rest of the season earlier this month. He had fallen out of favour at Chelsea.
The German, who replaced Frank Lampard on Tuesday, watched his side create 14 shots on goal but saw them unable to find the breakthrough
Lampard was dramatically sacked on Monday after a dismal run of form has left them ninth in the Premier League table and 11 points off leaders Manchester United
Chelsea legend Lampard was fired just 18 months into the job but discovered the news as it leaked out before being officially told by the club.
According to a statement on the club’s website: “This has been a very difficult decision, and not one that the owner and the Board have taken lightly.
Centre-back Tomori broke into Chelsea’s first team in style last season, blasting a fine long-range strike in a 5-2 win at Wolves to announce his Premier League arrival.
The Italian giants have been locked in talks with Chelsea this week over a loan move for the centre-back, which includes an option to buy at around £25 million.
Leicester City, shock champions in 2016, are now ahead of previous leaders Manchester United by one point with a total of 38, while Chelsea have slipped to eighth on 29 points
Milan have been tracking the 23-year-old, along with Strasbourg defender Mohamed Simakan, their initial principle target.
The Blues have dropped down to ninth position in the table, having been victorious in just one of their last six in the league, while Fulham have drawn each of their last five matches to sit in 18th.
The young defender has not played many games this season after falling down the pecking order in manager Frank Lampard’s squad.
Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard confirmed after the club’s 4-0 FA Cup win over Morecambe that Tomori was set for a loan move away from Stamford Bridge.
The Chelsea centre-back has barely featured this season after making his first-team breakthrough last term.
And amid a horror run of results, there’s a real fear Frank Lampard could be next to face the swing of the Russian’s axe.