‘What about him?’ – Manchester United told to make shock transfer move for Chelsea defender

Manchester United should go and sign Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori in the summer, according to Ally McCoist.

United are being linked with a host of new centre-backs after some concerning moments at the back for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer throughout the 2020/21 season.

The likes of Pau Torres and Raphael Varane have been prominent in the transfer rumour mill, but former Rangers boss McCoist name-checked Blues defender Tomori as a possible option for the Manchester-based club.

“I still think the centre-back position is a key priority for Manchester United,” McCoist said on talkSPORT, via the Express.

“An interesting one is [Fikayo] Tomori, what about him? Would you go and get him? They definitely need someone to play alongside Harry Maguire.

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“[Jadon] Sancho would be a great signing, [Harry] Kane would be a fantastic signing, [Jack] Grealish would be a wonderful signing, but I don’t think it’s top of Manchester United’s priority list.

“I still think a central defender is top of that list. It wouldn’t surprise me to see them strengthen in that department.”

Tomori spent the second half of the 2020/21 season on loan at AC Milan – with the English centre-back impressing during his short stint at the San Siro.

According to reports coming out of Italy, Milan are determined to sign the 23-year-old on a permanent basis before the start of next season.

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Reports suggest that Tomori’s loan deal included a £25million option to buy, which the Serie A outfit are keen to take advantage of.

Milan boss Stefano Piolo recently made his feelings on the matter perfectly clear.

He said: “We want to buy Tomori on a permanent deal from Chelsea.

“Our intention is clear and also Fikayo’s decision (staying at Milan).”

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