Mon 27 May 2024, 13:07 · Ash Harrison

Report: Newcastle could still miss out on 26-year-old free agent with Chelsea contemplating offer

Report: Newcastle could still miss out on 26-year-old free agent with Chelsea contemplating offer
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Journalists have recently been fairly confident that Newcastle United could be about to announce two new additions to the squad after positive talks with free agents.

Lloyd Kelly from Bournemouth does seem very likely to happen with Eddie Howe being a huge admirer and the two having worked together previously at The Cherries.

Meanwhile, Newcastle have held productive talks with Fulham's Tosin Adarabioyo and it was understood that a summer move to Tyneside looked likely.

However, inews are now suggesting that the deal for Adarabioyo is not as close as once thought and other clubs retain an interest in the 26-year-old centre-back.

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Adarabioyo is wanted by Chelsea and Man United

Chelsea and Manchester United also want Tosin Adarabioyo

The report claims that Newcastle have offered Adarabioyo a good contract and the player is keen to join Newcastle following productive talks, but nothing is signed yet and now Chelsea are contemplating whether to try and hijack the deal.

We all know how cavalier Chelsea are with their money, so there's no doubt they'd one-up our deal to get their way, it will just come down to whether Adarabioyo can see behind the blue curtain and look at all the players who have moved to Chelsea and gone backwards.

Manchester United also retain an interest, but again, Man United are another club with no real direction compared to the project at Newcastle. Both are still able to trade on their names from past glories, but neither are what they used to be.


We are confident Newcastle have done enough to sign Adarabioyo

We're still confident that Adarabioyo will become a Newcastle player ahead of next season along with Lloyd Kelly.

It now just remains to be seen who else we have in our sights with several big names linked over recent weeks.

Now that we don't have to comply with the UEFA version of FFP, we could find ourselves spending more than we expected this summer. Which would be nice.