€20m-rated centre-back will leave Chelsea during the January

The Athletic have provided an update on Fikayo Tomori’s Chelsea future and there appears to be as much uncertainty as ever. England international featured regularly during Frank Lampard’s first campaign as Blues boss but has had his opportunities to impress limited this time around.

With Thiago Silva and Kurt Zouma establishing themselves as Blues settled centre-back pairing, something they didn’t have last year, with Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger deputizing, Tomori has been forced to watch from the sidelines.

The 23-year-old centre-back is keen to leave the club on-loan this month. Though, it’s unclear whether a knee injury sustained by Christensen during the 1-1 draw with Aston Villa will leave the Blues reluctant to let him go.

If the London giants do give Tomori the green light to depart, The Athletic report that both Stade Rennais and Newcastle United are monitoring this situation. Leeds United, though, who have been linked as per the report, are not interested in signing the English centre-back.

Tomori would have ideally liked to have something lined up prior to the opening of the transfer window, but we’re almost a third of the way through it already and there doesn’t appear to have been any considerable movement on his future.