Mon 17 Jun 2024, 17:00 · Ash Harrison

England defender Fikayo Tomori has outlined his position to AC Milan amid links to Newcastle United

England defender Fikayo Tomori has outlined his position to AC Milan amid links to Newcastle United
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Newcastle United are reportedly interested in bringing AC Milan defender Fikayo Tomori back to the Premier League this summer.

The Magpies are keen to add more depth to their defence after being left short on multiple occasions last season. The upcoming season will see Eddie Howe already being two defenders down as Jamaal Lascelles and Sven Botman both recover from ACL surgery and won't be available until the end of the year at the earliest.

Lloyd Kelly has recently joined on a free transfer after leaving Bournemouth, and Newcastle looked to be closing in on a move for Tosin Adarabioyo as he left Fulham, but at the last minute he opted to join Chelsea instead.

That left Howe with the task of finding someone else to come in instead.

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Fikayo Tomori is looking likely to reject Newcastle

Newcastle have made contact over Tomori deal

Over the weekend it was claimed that Newcastle had made contact over the idea of signing £25million defender Fikayo Tomori from AC Milan to bring him back to the Premier League three years after he left Cheslea.

The news got Newcastle fans extremely excited as Tomori's quality is exactly what we need. We got a first-hand look at him last season too as he faced off against the Magpies in the Champions League.

However, now Football Insider are claiming that things may not be about to go our way.


Could Newcastle convince Tomori it's the right move?

Football Insider's 'sources' have said that the 26-year-old doesn't see Newcastle as a step-up from AC Milan and that he's told the club of his intention to stay.

Once again a pinch of salt is required given the source, but you could see how this one could have some truth in it given that Milan are Champions League regulars and we wouldn't be able to offer any European football next season.

That being said, it's all about looking to the future and if we could convince Tomori of the project he'd be a part of at Newcastle, who knows what will happen?