According to The Telegraph, Newcastle United are planning a January loan bid for Chelsea talent Fikayo Tomori.
The 22-year-old, who became a full England international last season, has slipped down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge since Thiago Silva’s arrival and looks set to be made available for loan next month.
He’s been tentatively linked in recent weeks, however The Telegraph’s Matt Law claims that we are showing ‘strong interest’ in the players who turned down a move to West Ham over the summer and also came close to joining Everton on loan just a few months ago.
As he states below, there is now a ‘big European club’ also in the running for Tomori’s signature, meaning we’ll face competition for the talented defender in the new year:
Interestingly, the piece states that ‘Chelsea have a good relationship with Newcastle’ and ‘trust’ Steve Bruce to take good care of Tomori given he helped get the best out of Tammy Abraham during their time together at Aston Villa.
The same piece also states that the centre-back is yet to decide whether he’d prefer to remain in the Premier League and head North to St James’ Park, or spend the rest of the season overseas.
Either way, it seems Bruce will be trying to strengthen his back line in January, with him allowing Florian Lejeune to leave on loan – only for Rob Holding’s expected arrival from Arsenal to collapse.
Would you like to see Tomori arrive on Tyneside?