Nice ‘interested in signing Fikayo Tomori on loan’ with defender struggling for playing time at Chelsea
- Nice are interested in securing a loan move for Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori
- Tomori has been restricted to just three appearances for Chelsea this season
- Nice want to bring in Tomori to replace Dante, who has a knee ligament injury
Nice are reportedly interested in signing Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori on loan in January until the end of the season.
As reported by The Sun, the French side want to bring in Tomori after Dante suffered a knee ligament injury.
Tomori has been restricted to just one Premier League appearance for Chelsea this season, while he has played twice in the Carabao Cup.
Nice reportedly want to sign Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori on loan for the rest of the season
The 22-year-old has fallen out of favour at Chelsea and has been left out of the squad for the club’s last seven Premier League games.
Last season Tomori was much more heavily involved for Chelsea as he made 22 appearances across all competitions, while he has previously gained experience on loan at Derby, Hull and Brighton.
Newcastle are also reportedly interested in signing Tomori on loan.
Tomori has been used sparingly this season as he has made just three appearances for Chelsea
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard could allow Tomori to leave the club on loan in January
Tomori’s potential temporary switch to Nice is unlikely to be impacted by new transfer regulations that will come into play post-Brexit.
British players will have to qualify for work permits before they can move elsewhere but Tomori should meet the criteria given his Premier League experience and the fact that he has been capped by England.
Tomori turned down the opportunity to join West Ham on loan in the closing stages of the last transfer window.
Lampard has often opted for a partnership of Kurt Zouma and Thiago Silva at the heart of the defence this season.
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