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Newcastle United ‘interested’ in Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori — report

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The winter transfer window is right around the corner, and that’s good news for Fikayo Tomori, who’s fallen to the bottom of the depth chart at center back and is thus more than likely to leave the club — probably on loan.

Last week, he was tenuously linked with Newcastle United as potential January loan option, and that story gets further backing from the Telegraph’s Matt Law today, who reports that Newcastle are indeed interested, alongside at least one other unnamed team from Europe.

Should Tomori prefer the north of England, he would be following in the fairly successful loan-footsteps of Christian Atsu and Kenedy, the former of whom has remained with the Magpies ever since his loan in 2016. Chelsea also have a good relationship with Newcastle boss Steve Bruce, who was Villa manager when Tammy Abraham joined them in 2018 (though he would be sacked just a month later).

Either way, the ball will be in Tomori’s court. Hopefully this time the short timelines and uncertainties that prevented him from moving on loan in the final days of the summer transfer window won’t be an issue.