Chelsea have refused to back down in their demands for Fiyako Tomori.
Tomori is enjoying a fine loan spell with AC Milan and has made 11 appearances for the Rossoneri.
Milan have spoken publicly about their admiration for Tomori.
And although no formal negotiations have commenced, Chelsea’s stance is set in stone.
According to Goal, the Blues will not accept anything lower than the £26m option-to-buy clause attached to Tomori’s loan.
Tomori, 23, came through the academy ranks at Cobham before breaking into the first-team under Frank Lampard in the 2019/20 season.