BBC Sport say Leeds United are interested in signing Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori this month, and and state that Elland Road is the ‘likeliest destination’ for the England international over the course of the next few weeks.
Tomori, 23, broke into the Chelsea side last season as one of a number of young players to be given a chance by Frank Lampard. He clocked up 22 appearances, and even broke into the England side – after a prior Derby loan.
But this season, Tomori has managed one Premier League appearance – playing three times in total, after a last-minute move to West Ham fell through on deadline day. Now, a January loan exit is expected.
The Chronicle say Newcastle are interested in signing the one-time England man but BBC Sport state that due to Liam Cooper, Robin Koch and Diego Llorente being injured – Leeds are the ‘likeliest destination’.
TBR’s view – Tomori a no-brainer for Leeds
He fits the Marcelo Bielsa style, he is available on loan and he solves the lack of options at centre-back. His wages – worth just £14,500 a week (Spotrac) – are easily affordable. The only issue is if Chelsea want to deal with Leeds.
Frank Lampard and Leeds have history, following the play-off defeat to Derby County in 2018-19. Bringing in Tomori would be stunning move by Leeds, but it completely depends on whether Chelsea will sanction a deal.