Fikayo Tomori was reportedly going to join West Ham on loan.
However, he snubbed the Hammers barely 10 minutes before the transfer deadline got over yesterday.
Everything had been agreed between the two clubs – all down to the wages and loan fee. However, Tomori decided that he wanted to fight for more playing time in the first team squad under Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard and give himself another chance for this season.
For West Ham, this proved to a huge disappointment, because earlier as well, they had missed out on signing targets James Tarkowski and Antonio Rudiger.
Sky Sports reporter Kaveh Solhekol revealed: “West Ham made a late, late move to sign Fikayo Tomori from Chelsea.
“A loan move had been agreed, with the player’s agent sorting everything.
“The paperwork had been done, but 10 minutes before the transfer deadline this evening, Tomori told West Ham he did not want to join them.
“The move is off, even though West Ham were willing to pay what we were told was a HUGE agent fee. Tomori is staying at Chelsea and West Ham are not getting the centre-back they wanted.”
Tomori had 22 appearances for the Blues last season, and hopes to have more playing time for Chelsea this season.