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Vierchowod urges AC Milan to keep hold of Chelsea defender Tomori

Former Italy defender Pietro Vierchowod is backing AC Milan to keep hold of Fikayo Tomori.

The Chelsea defender is on-loan to the end of the season, with a permanent option of €28m.

Vierchowod told TMW: "I like Tomori, he still has to learn to score. If he learns these things he will become an excellent defender."

Tomori's loan deal with Milan runs to the end of June. His contract with Chelsea expires in 2024.

Now a first-choice for Milan coach Stefano Pioli, the 23 year-old struggled for minutes in the first-half of the season at Chelsea. Tomori only seeing first team action four times before his switch to Italy.

Vierchowod, now 62, is a former Italy World Cup defender who spent 12 years with Sampdoria. He also enjoyed late career spells with both Milan and Juventus.

The former Triestina coach says Milan must continue with Stefano Pioli.

He added: "He did well, he took a team that was not in good shape and also took it to the top of the table. For me it was a fourth-fifth place team but he took it to the top, with a lot of praise for him. He's done too much with this team."

After their disappointing defeat to Lazio, AC Milan have fallen to fifth place on the Serie A table. Juventus and Napoli sit ahead of them on goal difference. Atalanta are two points clear of that pack in second spot.


- updated April 28


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