- Fikayo Tomori could join Everton on a season-long loan deal this summer
- The 22-year-old scored twice and assisted one other goal in 22 appearances last term
- Newcastle United and Rennes are also interested in the England star of Nigerian descent
Premier League outfit Everton are reportedly edging closer to sealing a loan move for Chelsea centre-back Fikayo Tomori this summer.
The 22-year-old defender may have been declared surplus to requirement at Stamford Bridge despite his breakthrough under Frank Lampard the last term.
Tomori made 22 appearances for the Blues across competitions - scoring twice and assisting one other in the process.
Meanwhile, the arrival of Thiago Silva from Paris Saint Germain on a free transfer would have equally played a part in his temporary exit from the club.
SunSport reports that the 42-year-old tactician is not done in the transfer market, as he is still interested in signing West Ham United's Declan Rice in a deal around £80 million.
Sources close to the manager claims he might be using the midfielder in the centre-back position once they successfully secured his signature from his present club.
However, Lampard is hoping to help the youngster have access to regular playing time and that is the reason he wants to offload the defender to Goodison Park.
The Toffees are in pole position to sign the defender with a deal almost in place, but Rennes and Newcastle United will not give up without trying their luck.
Just before enjoying some level of success at Chelsea, Tomori was part of Lampard's Derby County team that almost gain promotion to the Premier League two seasons ago but they lost during the playoffs.
Reports claim the 22-year-old was almost joining Everton last summer, but the exit of David Luiz meant he would be needed in the Blues squad.
Belgian forward Michy Batshuayi could also embark on another loan spell to Crystal Palace for the 2020-21 season.
The attacker was handed a new one-year extension to remain on the Blues payroll until 2022 - meaning they will not lose him for anything next summer.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has confirmed that he consults his wife Christine over his players and their life issues.
The 42-year-old former midfielder took over from Maurizio Sarri at Stamford Bridge in his second year as a manager and led the Blues to a fourth-place finish on the Premier League table.
He also inspired the London club to the FA Cup final but lost to eventual winners Arsenal at the Wembley Stadium last month.
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