AC Milan have signed Fikayo Tomori from Chelsea on a permanent transfer.
The defender spent the second half of the 2020/2021 season with the Serie A side on loan.
Milan have now exercised the option to make the loan deal permanent.
Tomori will remain with the club until June 2025.
Financial details of the transfer were not provided but British media reported that Milan activated a 25 million pounds ($34.89 million) release clause to sign the defender.
The 23-year-old centre back joined Milan in January and made 22 appearances during his loan spell, helping them qualify for the Champions League with a second place finish in Serie A.
A Chelsea academy graduate, Tomori played 27 times for the west London club in all competitions. His only Premier League appearance in 2020-21 came under Chelsea’s previous manager Frank Lampard before Thomas Tuchel took charge.