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Newcastle eying Chelsea’s defender for a January loan deal

Thu 03 December 2020 | 7:53

After rejecting a loan move to Westham in summer’s deadline, Chelsea’s Tomori is eying a temporary move to earn first-team football having struggled for minutes this season.

The Chelsea graduate played 22 times last season before injuries derailed the latter stages of his campaign, and he’s currently out of

Lampard’s

favor, with being his fifth choice centre-back. He just started two League Cup games and came from the bench in a Premier League game.

Lampard showed his outlook by leaving

Tomori

on the bench in Chelsea’s luxury Champions League match against Sevilla, while he made 9 other changes to his team from the Tottenham draw.

“I think there are arguments on both sides,”

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard said.

“Fikayo is our contracted player. We know that West Ham were interested. Fikayo took the decision not to go and that’s well within his rights. That had no bearing on my thoughts at all. He’s still a developing player.”

Chelsea are willing to let one centre-half go in January, with

Rudiger

worked his back into his manager’s thoughts, with Newcastle United among a group of clubs across Europe having made contact for the England international.

Chelsea will also try to sell a left-back in January as well, with

Emerson Palmieri

and

Marcos Alonso

to both explore possible exits, with Juventus eying Palmieri’s situation, as

Conte’s

looking for Alonso reunion.

Chelsea's priority is to sell or loan players in January, but they maintain long-term interest in West Ham's

Declan Rice

and Brighton defender

Ben White

.


source: SportMob