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Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori is expected to complete a loan transfer to Italian giants AC Milan this week.
Explaining why the loan move was good for Tomori, Lampard said: “Fikayo is a developing player.
“As a squad, we had four centre-backs last year but I can’t play all four in one game and you try to find consistency in different times. Fikayo was in that and then later on not so much.
“This year we have five centre-backs so the predicament is difficult with some of them not playing regularly and that’s why he may go out on loan for his development.
“He’s a young player and he’s had a huge rise in the last two seasons since I’ve been working with him and that will continue and we’ll find the best path for that.”