AC Milan star Tomori breaks silence on returning to Chelsea, his Nigerian root (how he learnt Yoruba language), relationship with Tammy Abraham, Mount

Fikayo Tomori has responded to the possibility of returning to the Blues in the future, hoping that AC Milan can win the Champions League ‘like Chelsea’.

Tomori joined Milan on a permanent deal from Chelsea in the summer. He had spent six months on loan at San Siro before joining the Serie A giants permanently.

The English defender is a product of Chelsea academy, where he grew up with Tammy Abraham, who is not just a simple former team-mate but also a close friend of him.

“We speak almost every day, we played for Chelsea since we were seven years old, we managed to get to the first team. Growin up, you want to get there, but you are not sure if it’s going to happen,” Tomori told DAZN as ciited by Football Italia.

“When I scored my first goal, he scored a hat-trick, it was the best day for us. Mason [Mount] scored as well, it was crazy.”

Does he dream of returning to Chelsea with Abraham?

“I don’t know, I love Milan, I love being here, Chelsea was a big part of my life, 15-16 years. I think I managed to have that dream. Play at Stamford Bridge, play in the Premier League and the Champions League. Right now I am really happy in Milan.

“We are back in the Champions League, everything is really positive, hopefully like Chelsea, we can win it.”

Tomori made his senior England debut when he was a Chelsea player, but he made his first international with Canada U21 team.

“I was born ther [in Canada] e and I moved to England at a young age, but when I was young, I used to go every year to Canada,” the 23-year-old said.

“I have family and friends there. I saw both sides, when it’s hot and when it’s cold. I think of good things, I played for the national team as well.

“The first game was against Mexico in Mexico City and the following March, we played against England in England.

“There was plenty of my teammates, Ola Aina, Charlie Colkett, Marcus Rashford, many of us were at Chelsea, we also won the game, I remember that very well.”

Chelsea do not have an option to re-sign Tomori in the future, while they could take Tammy Abraham back to London from Roma by paying €80m by 2025.

In the summer, Abraham joined the Giallorossi in a €40m deal, signing a five-year deal with the Giallorossi.

On his Nigerian root, he said:”I am Nigerian descendants. My first name means ‘God filled me with joy.’ It’s a phrase, In Nigeria, parents often choose a phrase to name their child.

“I feel very Nigerian. When I was little my parents spoke to me in Yoruba, the ethnic group I belonged to. My favorite food is Jollof rice, kind of stew rice; I don’t know how to describe it, but it is a very delicious dish, very African and very nice.”

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Tammy Abraham reveals what Lampard said to inspire Chelsea players to beat Tottenham

Tammy Abraham has revealed that the Blues boss Frank Lampard’s passionate pre-game tub-thumping inspired Chelsea to a stunning derby victory at Tottenham.

The Blues produced one of their best performances of the season as two goals from WIllian secured a 2-0 win in North London.

Abraham explained: “At the beginning of the game he said he has always loved this rivalry between Chelsea and Tottenham and if he could, he would have stepped onto that pitch and played.

“He just asked and wanted us to go out there and leave everything on that pitch.

“And from minute one that is what we showed.”

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Serie A sensation eyes return to Stamford Bridge, heaps praise on former teammate Tammy Abraham, says “I’ve known him since we were little’ at Chelsea academy

Sassuolo star Jeremie Boga has refused to rule out a return to Chelsea after making waves in the Serie A, scoring against Juventus in his club’s 2-2 draw in Turin.

The 22-year-old joined Serie A side Sassuolo for a reported fee of £3.5million in July 2018.

Following his impressive spell of form in Italy, he has been linked with a move back to Stamford Bridge, report The Sun.

Speaking about the speculation, he said: “I have no regrets [leaving Chelsea]. Everything in its time.

“It certainly was not the time for me to play for Chelsea. I always keep it in a corner of my head.

“If I continue to do what I do, work hard, maybe I’ll go back one day.”

The ex-Chelsea star heaped praise on his former team-mate and close pal Tammy Abraham.

Speaking to Foot Mercato, the Sassuolo winger said: “For those who do not know him, it’s impressive what he does.

“I’ve known him since we were little, we are of the same generation 97 in Chelsea. I know his potential.

“He has always been a scorer, scoring 20 to 25 goals per season in all categories of youth.

“So what he does today does not surprise me. I am very happy for him.”

Lampard gives update on Tammy Abraham injury, plans to adopt Sarri, Conte’s strategy for Chelsea attack

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is considering the possibility of adopting false nine as his No 1 striker Tammy Abraham is injured, and is planning to deploy Christian Pulisic for the role.

The hip problem sustained by Abraham in Valencia ruled the striker out of Saturday’s derby with the Hammers, forcing Lampard to shuffle his pack.

Olivier Giroud replaced the England international up front for his first start in any competition since Chelsea’s second league game of the season, against Leicester.

With 20 minutes remaining on Saturday, Lampard replaced Giroud with Callum Hudson-Odoi and shifted Pulisic into a central striking position.

The Blues manager considered if that could be an option while Abraham remains out.

Lampard said: “We’ll see. He does have an ability to run behind the line, and to be sharp in central areas which will naturally get him more goals.

“I am not going to say right now if that is the solution, but we will see as we go forward.”

Finally, Lampard had the latest on Abraham, who will be desperate to be back and available for Aston Villa’s visit on Wednesday.

As a loanee last season, Abraham scored 26 goals for Dean Smith’s side on their way to promotion.

‘We will find out more today and tomorrow,’ reported Lampard.

‘He needs to get outside and move a little bit outside over the next two days.’

Luis Suarez wants Barcelona to sign Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham

Barcelona striker Luis Suarez has stated that Tammy Abraham could be his long-term successor at the Catalan club.

The England international has emerged as one of the leading scorers in the Premier League this season so far, scoring ten goals for the Blues.

His prowess infront of goal has consigned Olivier Giroud to the bench at Chelsea, with the Frenchman featuring for against West Ham last Saturday because of Abraham’s injury.

Now, Suarez has taken notice of the youngster, stating that: “There are many excellent young strikers at the moment.”

“There are many players that I take an interest in, and watch when I have the chance to.”

“The No.9 at Chelsea, Abraham is one that I like.”

“He is a very good forward, with strong finishing skills, and good movement for his age.”

Suarez also stated his admiration for international team mate Moi Gomez, and Inter Milan front man Lautaro Martinez, who have both been linked with a move to the Camp Nou.

Tammy Abraham makes decision to join Nigeria or England this week as Three Lions officials call for his medical record at Chelsea

Reports have emerged that Tammy Abraham is set to accept an England call if he is selected in Gareth Southgate’s next squad – dashing Nigeria’s hopes of securing the striker’s international future.

Nigeria have tried to convince Abraham, who has two friendly caps for England, to switch his international allegiance.

According to Sportsmail, the Football Association have requested Abraham’s medical records for Chelsea – a clear indication that he is under serious consideration for October’s Euro 2020 qualifiers against Czech Republic and Bulgaria.

Southgate announces his squad on Thursday, with Abraham hopeful his excellent start to the season will be enough for him to land a recall.

As of yet, the striker, who is 22 on Wednesday, is yet to publicly clarify which country he wants to play for.

But it is understood Abraham, who qualifies for Nigeria through his father, will answer England’s call if he is picked by Southgate this week.

Abraham would not be able to switch to Nigeria if he features for England in the forthcoming games against the Czech Republic and Bulgaria because they are competitive fixtures.

The Blues striker has netted seven goals in the Premier League this season, which makes him the highest scoring Englishman in the top flight.

Southgate revealed following England’s recent win over Kosovo that Abraham was firmly on his radar.

There are doubts over the form of Jesse Lingard and Dele Alli should Southgate decide to make space for an extra striker by dropping a midfielder.

Nigeria are also interested in poaching Abraham’s club team-mate Fikayo Tomori, who has represented England and Canada at youth level.