Everton have been linked with a short-term move for Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori, however, a deal could now be off the cards.
That’s according to The Athletic’s David Ornstein (relayed via @EvertonNewsFeed), who has reported that talks between the two clubs have died down.
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Tomori, 22, has been fighting for game time under Frank Lampard recently after the likes of Kurt Zouma and Andreas Christensen have received the nod ahead of him. Reports linked Carlo Ancelotti’s side with a loan move for the Canada-born defender.
But, with Lampard potentially mulling over his own defensive frailties, he may have changed his mind over letting Tomori leave. This puts Everton in a predicament, as they have just two fit centre-backs on their senior roster at the moment.
However, it seems that Blues fans are glad the talks have fizzled out, allowing them to move onto other targets. One supporter has said that they have ‘learnt from last season’ not to chase targets with a dead end. Another Evertonian thinks dropping interested in £14.4m-valued Tomori is the ‘right thing to do’.
Read more replies from the Goodison faithful here:
Good… We don't need to train another player for Chelsea and then send them back a better player…
— Scott Ginnett (@sginnett) September 22, 2020
Only cooled because lampard was messing us around again
— liam anderson (@LiamAnderson66) September 22, 2020
Hoping for a top class quick centre back who’ll come straight into the 11. Someone who’ll help us kick on to the next level
— Ste Chaderton (@SteChaderton) September 22, 2020
Pretty obvious when he’s playing for them and frank likes him
— gareth bean (@beanobach) September 22, 2020
Learnt from last season where we obsessed over Zouma. Good https://t.co/eFKJDpATwa
— Ross (@rossEFC95) September 22, 2020
Right thing to do we were getting messed around https://t.co/d9R5tpwPbP
— carlo magnifico (@carlooleole) September 22, 2020
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