Chelsea defender to reject January loan to Leeds

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Leeds will lose Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori in January, according to a report.

TalkSPORT he understands that Tomori is on loan to French Rennes next month.

The 22-year-old’s career has not gone according to plan this season. After an encouraging breakthrough last period, Tomori was expected to feature in Frank Lampard’s Chelsea. But he has only made one Premier League appearance after turning down a loan to West Ham in the summer.

Sun. Tomori reportedly left the switch to the Hammers with only 10 minutes from the window remaining, leaving West Ham in a daze.

Tomori reportedly had a belated change of heart after being convinced that he has what it takes to make his way on Chelsea’s side this season.

It was learned that he closed the deal despite a strict contractual clause.

West Ham was reportedly willing to offer Chelsea £ 50,000 every time they did not play for the Hammers, according to talkSPORT.

However, Tomori has struggled to get into Lampard’s plans and Thiago Silva, Kurt Zouma and Andreas Christensen are ahead of him in the pecking order.

Strong Rennes relationship

Now talkSPORT they allege that Tomori will decline a loan to Leeds and instead move to Rennes.

Alex Crook, talkSPORT’s The transfer guru said: “Leeds has also expressed interest, but I have been told that Rennes is now the most likely destination for Tomori.

“They tried to sign him as part of Edouard Mendy’s move to Chelsea and the talks continue.

“I wonder if Tomori will regret snubbing that switch to West Ham, because he’s basically been a spectator this season.”

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