Chelsea centre-back Fikayo Tomori wants to leave Stamford Bridge on a permanent basis after struggling to get first-team opportunities under manager Frank Lampard this season, according to reports.
The 23-year-old has made just two appearances in the Carabao Cup, as well as playing in one Premier League game; the second half of the 2-0 defeat to Liverpool back in September.
It was believed that Chelsea were willing to let Tomori go out on loan when the January transfer window opens but the defender has seemingly decided that a permanent departure is needed for him to revive his career.
The England international is still rated by Lampard and his staff but concerns over his training levels, and deficiencies in certain areas, have led to him being picked far less often than during the manager’s first season in charge.
Whether Chelsea would sanction a sale in January, it remains to be seen. The Blues do need to raise funds to sign Declan Rice from West Ham so there is a chance they will allow Tomori to leave.