Chelsea will reportedly permit Fikayo Tomori to leave the club on loan in January – and Newcastle United surely have to get involved.
The centre-back has faded into the shadows somewhat this season at Stamford Bridge, having impressed quite a lot last term.
Tomori now finds himself behind Kurt Zouma, Thiago Silva, Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger in the pecking order, and has made just three appearances this term.
According to The Telegraph, Chelsea will now let the 22-year-old move elsewhere on a temporary basis.
Newcastle were linked with a move for Tomori in the last transfer window (ESPN), but a move never materialised as they seemingly went in pursuit of Arsenal’s Rob Holding.
The Gunners eventually declined to permit Holding to move to St. James’ Park, and Steve Bruce didn’t end up with a new centre-half.
TBR’s View – Newcastle should move for Tomori
Newcastle need attacking reinforcements in January, but another defensive addition would not hurt.
The club have conceded 15 goals in their nine Premier League matches so far which will be a little high for Bruce’s liking.
Last season, Tomori really caught the eye and his pace in particular is something that Newcastle could really use given Jamaal Lascelles, Federico Fernandez, Fabian Schar and Ciaran Clark are not the quickest.
By the accounts of a number of Chelsea players, Tomori is actually one of the fastest players at Cobham, and he is someone who could bail the Magpies out in certain situations where the other defenders could not.