9pm Chelsea transfer news LIVE: Tomori to AC Milan ‘this week’, Tuchel and Allegri ‘contacted for manager’s job’


David Moyes has issued a hands-off warning as Manchester United and Chelsea reportedly eye-up a move for Declan Rice.

Neither side has yet made a bid but are said to be interested in the England international.

Moyes said: “They’re not true [rumours of a bid], we’ve had no contact from either of those clubs regarding Declan and we wouldn’t want any anyway.

“He’s doing great for us, he’s a big leader now, he’s taken a lot of the weight off Mark Noble. He’s turning out to be a really good player but also a really good boy and good around the club.”

Elsewhere, AC Milan have the option to make Fikayo Tomori’s loan move permanent in the summer for just £27million, according to reports.

The Serie A league leaders are on the brink of signing the out-of-favour Blues defender, 23, until the end of the season.

Tomori has slipped below Thiago Silva, Kurt Zouma, Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen under Frank Lampard this season.

Now, reports in Italy claim Milan have the option – but not obligation – to make Tomori’s loan move permanent in the summer in a £27m deal.

Italian transfer guru Fabrizio Romano revealed the latest on Tomori’s move.

Romano tweeted: “Fikayo Tomori is set to join AC Milan from Chelsea.

“The agreement is expected to be completed next week on loan with buy option [no obligation] around €30m.

“Tomori will fly to Milan in the next few days.”

And finally, Jamie Redknapp heaped praise on Mason Mount after he scored the winner in the Blues’ 1-0 win at Fulham.

He said: “Energy, he [Mount] had energy.

“I looked at times today you’re thinking [Christian] Pulisic might do something, [Hakim] Ziyech had a couple of moments but not enough.

“But what Mason Mount did today is he set the tempo all game.

“Frank’s got a few players in that team right now that he will be picking every single week; he [Mount] is one, Mendy, Thiago Silva’s incredible, Chilwell.

“Apart from that, I think there’s only a few of them. Mount was the man today for Chelsea.”


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