Newcastle-linked defender Fikayo Tomori would reportedly prefer a move to AC Milan this month rather than St. James’ Park.
The Chelsea star is struggling for minutes at the moment at Stamford Bridge, with the likes of Antonio Rudiger, Thiago Silva and Kurt Zouma all ahead of him.
He was expected to kick on this term after making 22 appearances last term, but there just hasn’t been much of a chance for the England international.
Gianluca Di Marzio has claimed that Milan are keen to take Tomori on loan for the remainder of the season, which is something the 23-year-old ‘gives priority to’.
He is ‘well-liked’ by Newcastle, but the Rossoneri are apparently his preference, with the Italian giants looking to get cover for Mohamad Simakan, who faces a two month lay-off with injury.
The news is potentially a real blow for Steve Bruce, who it seems will only be able to make loan additions this month.
Milan lure could blow Newcastle out of Tomori pursuit
If Newcastle had genuine hopes about landing £14,000-a-week defender Tomori (Spotrac) this month, they may have just taken a severe dent.
It is no surprise Tomori would rather sooner move to Milan, who are currently top of the table in Serie A.
The idea of being involved in a title challenge has to be far more appealing than a potential relegation battle with Newcastle, and it would be absolutely no surprise to see him holding up a black and red jersey, rather than a black and white one, before the end of January.