Ligue 1 club Rennes have formally started talks with Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori.
This was rather unexpected and if it works out, it shall be a surprising move for Tomori. Tomori was a regular in the first half of the 2019-20 season and appeared in the starting XI a lot. However, he was soon replaced by the likes of Andreas Christensen, Kurt Zouma and Antonio Rudiger.
Lampard said of Tomori’s frequent absence earlier this year: “I have four centre-backs to choose from so generally every week two of them are unhappy.
“And then people question you when you change it all the time, and question it when you stick with a back two or back three.
“So there is competition in that area. So yes, with Fik he always has to train at the top level, that goes for all of the young players because when you are out of the team, however much it hurts, you need to show a good attitude and train very well.
“And at the moment he is, he’s been in and round it and he has a long career ahead of him at this club without a doubt.
“And really it’s been more about selection issues.”
As of now, no conclusive decision on his move is there, but there is a hint of Tomori moving permanently away from Stamford Bridge.