Date: 14th January 2021 at 7:00pm
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Speaking recently on the Here We Go podcast, Fabrizio Romano discussed Newcastle United’s interest in Chelsea centre-back, Fikayo Tomori.

Since making his debut for Chelsea as an 18-year-old back in 2016, Tomori has gone on to feature 27 times for the Blues first team, chipping in with two goals and providing one assist along the way.

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Easy one to get us underway, in what month during 2019 was Steve Bruce appointed Newcastle manager?

However, so far this season, the £15.3 million-rated 23-year-old has found game time hard to come by under Frank Lampard, playing just 44 minutes of Premier League football, as well as 10 minutes in the FA Cup and 180 minutes in the Carabao Cup.

As such, the Chelsea boss recently claimed that he would be open to loan offers for the England international in the January transfer window, a deal which Romano, speaking on a recent episode of the Here We Go podcast, believes both Newcastle and AC Milan would be interested in pursuing.

He said: “We said he was going to leave the club on loan and it’s confirmed because Lampard confirmed it. Now, AC Milan are considering him as an option. There is nothing done yet, but he’s one of the options.

“He also has some bids [from] the Premier League, clubs interested like Newcastle [are] ready to go if AC Milan don’t.”

Indeed, the recent development of Chelsea boss Frank Lampard confirming that the defender can leave the club on loan has certainly provided Newcastle with an opportunity to pounce, though it does seem as if AC Milan are more in the driving seat from Romano’s wording of the situation.

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TIF Thoughts on Fabrizio Romano’s comments regarding Fikayo Tomori…

Newcastle’s tally of 27 goals conceded over their 17 Premier League games played so far this season certainly would indicate that Steve Bruce could do with additions to his back line over the January transfer window, and, if Romano is to be believed, one option the club are considering in order to strengthen in defence may be a move for Tomori.

However, if Milan are indeed keen on taking the player to the San Siro, as Romano claims, in our opinion, the prospect of playing for a club who currently top the Serie A table, as well one who are currently participating in the Europa League, could well make a move to Newcastle rather a hard sell.