According to the Northern Echo, Newcastle United could launch a January loan move for Chelsea defender, Fikayo Tomori.
Tomori, 22, has seen his chances at Stamford Bridge limited this season thanks to the summer signing of Thiago Silva and the re-emergence of Kurt Zouma as a regular starter.
The former Derby loanee, then, is expected to be moved on by the Blues in January, with Newcastle now said to be keen on a loan deal.
Magpies boss, Steve Bruce, is expected to be in the loan market for defensive cover, with a lack of funds preventing the Newcastle boss from making any big splashes in the winter window.
Tomori is highly-rated by Frank Lampard but his chances are set to be at a premium throughout the rest of the campaign. A loan move, then, could well suit all parties in the second half of the season.
Quality player with PL experience, Newcastle might be ideal – TBR View
This could be a good move for Tomori. The chance to play regular football in the top flight with a club the size of Newcastle and under a manager who was a defender himself.
Tomori is a talented player and was part of the England under-20 squad which won the World Cup a few years back. It goes without saying that he’s got huge potential, he just needs to harness it.
A move to the northeast might be ideal for him. And given Newcastle’s defensive set up in the main, Tomori would certainly get plenty of on the job experience.