CHELSEA loanee Fikayo Tomori is refusing to give much away over a potential full-time move to AC Milan – although he admits he’s ‘happy’ at the San Siro.
The England international defender, 23, arrived at the Serie A giants in January on a temporary deal until the end of the season.
That was believed to have included an option for Milan to buy him outright for £27million this summer from the Blues.
Tomori has impressed for Milan so far in his eight appearances as his new club battle it out for the Scudetto and Europa League.
He returns to these shores tonight to face Manchester United in Europe.
Tomori was quizzed over life in Italy and his future ahead of the Old Trafford clash.
And even though he remained coy, the star was full of praise for the helping hand he had received from Milan’s legendary former defender and current technical director Paolo Maldini.
Tomori, in quotes transcribed by MilanNews said: “I was expecting a different challenge, in Italy I had to get used to different things, I was worried about the language but there are those who speak to me in English and I try to speak in Italian and slowly we are getting along well.”
He was recently praised in public by Maldini, with Tomori admitting: “Obviously it is very nice to hear these things, especially from a legend like Maldini. This gives me a lot of confidence.
“I want to continue doing what I’m doing, playing for the team and for my team-mates. The future will be seen.
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“Hearing these words from a great defender is certainly beautiful.
“Every person here at Milanello has helped me a lot both with the language and off the pitch.
“I am trying to learn Italian even if it is a bit difficult. This has given me great strength to integrate into a new group and to play great football.”
Tomori added: “I’m happy and I have the opportunity to give my best for this team.
“I always want to raise my level.
“Italy is different from England, the weather is good and the food is better.”
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