Newcastle United may have the chance to launch a fresh swoop for Fikayo Tomori this summer, with his chances of joining AC Milan reportedly now hanging in the balance.
The centre-half is on loan from Chelsea, and had made a really solid start for the Rossoneri.
But in recent weeks, Milan have struggled for results and dropped out of the title race, with Tomori making a couple of mistakes in the process.
It had looked as though Milan would exercise their buy option no questions asked, but Gazzetta dello Sport are now reporting the giants have some reservations.
That could mean the door may creak back open for Newcastle, who expressed interest in taking Tomori on loan in January (Chronicle).
Ultimately St. James’ Park was no match for the lure of Milan, who were top of the table at the time of Tomori’s move.
With Milan now potentially set to turn Tomori down, it’s a situation for Newcastle to keep a close eye on.
Newcastle must lurk in the shadows
Tomori has indeed made a few mistakes recently, but Newcastle still ought to strongly consider him if Milan aren’t going to buy him.
At the end of the day, Tomori was great for Chelsea in the Premier League in 2019/20 under Frank Lampard, and has the potential to be a great player.
A big part of his appeal for Newcastle should be that tremendous pace he possesses.
His mobility could come in really handy for the Magpies, with the current options not exactly blessed in the pace department.