Tomori admits new boss Thomas Tuchel is yet to make contact with him

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Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori sealed a loan move to AC Milan in the January transfer window.

The 23-year-old has impressed while on loan with the Serie A giants, and there are already talks that he could seal a permanent move to Milan.

Tomori has also admitted that he is yet to hear from new boss Thomas Tuchel, although he admits that the new manager has a lot on his hands with the Chelsea job.

“I often talk with my former teammates at Chelsea, who are also great friends. They feel well and are satisfied. I haven’t spoken to Tuchel yet, but he must remain focused on Chelsea as I have to think about Milan,” Tomori said ahead AC Milan Thursday’s Europa League last 16 first leg tie with Manchester United.

Milan legend Paulo Maldini recently heaped praise on the Chelsea loanee for his brilliant performances so far, and the Blues academy product couldn’t be more proud.

Responding to Maldini’s recent praise, he added: “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 am doing, playing for the team and for my teammates. We’ll see what happens in the future.

“Hearing these words from a great defender is undoubtedly beautiful.

“I still need to adapt to certain things, I was worried about the language barrier, but there are players who speak English and I am trying to learn Italian, even if it’s difficult.

“I am happy and I want to give the best for this team. I want to raise the level, Italy is different from England, the weather and food are better.”

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