Chelsea and Everton are close to agreeing a deal which would see defender Fakiyo Tomori join the Toffees on loan.
After an impressive campaign under Frank Lampard at Derby during the 2018/19 season, Tomori was given his fair share of chances to impress in a Chelsea shirt last term.
The 22-year-old shone under Frank Lampard at Derby / Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images
However, after a bright start that included a screamer against Wolves on his Premier League debut, the 22-year-old has begun to fall down Lampard’s centre-backing pecking order after being inconsistent over the festive period.
Tomori started just one league game after the New Year and failed to make an appearance after the restart in June.
With Thiago Silva joining the club on a free transfer this summer, opportunities for Tomori are set to become limited over the coming campaign as Lampard looks to turn the Blues into potential title challengers.
Tomori made his England debut last November after impressive form in Chelsea’s defence./Michael Regan/Getty Images
As such, the 22-year-old has attracted interest from clubs including Rennes and Newcastle over a potential loan deal, but ESPN believe Everton are leading the race to bring the Chelsea man to Goodison Park on a temporary basis. an advanced stage.
Lampard sees Tomori as a very talented defender and is keen to send the man who made his England debut last November on loan to the Premier League rather than see his career stagnate on the Stamford Bridge bench. Important experience can be gained.
Tomori’s addition would be another important cup for Everton – who this week confirmed the signings of Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez and Napoli’s Allen.
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Despite Mason Holgate emerging as an excellent ball-playing defender at the heart of the Toffees defense last season, there is no doubt that centre-back is an area that Carlo Ancelotti could do with bolstering.
Yerry Mina and Michael Keane have both flattered to be tricked out since making their respective moves to Merseyside, although hopefully 18-year-old Jared Branthwaite will be an outstanding Premier League center after printing at the back in 2019/ will change in half. 20 campaign.