Contradictory Tosin Adarabioyo claims emerge as Newcastle United given ‘less likely’ transfer verdict

Tosin Adarabioyo is a reported Newcastle United targetTosin Adarabioyo is a reported Newcastle United target
Tosin Adarabioyo is a reported Newcastle United target | Getty Images
Tosin Adarabioyo is likely to leave Fulham this summer and several Premier League clubs - including Newcastle United - are interested

Tottenham Hotspur have joined the race to sign Newcastle United target Tosin Adarabioyo, according to reports.

The Magpies are understood to be chasing the centre-back ahead of the summer transfer window. Adarabioyo’s contract expires this summer and, given FFP/PSR restrictions continue to dictate policy at St James’ Park, his arrival would be considered shrewd.

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Fulham boss Marco Silva appeared resigned to losing the 26-year-old before their goalless draw with Brentford. He said: “I know all the noise around him and his future of course. Of course, I have been speaking to him, I have a really close relationship with all the players and everything is clear between myself and him.

"When it starts to come, the news that he's not going to be with us next season, I know what he told me, I prefer to keep that between us. Of course, that's a decision from the player. But apart from that Tosin is ready to play or to be in the squad if I decide for him to be there

"Probably his future is not going to be at the club any more. About that situation, if one day Tosin wants to speak he's going to speak. "We haven't hidden that situation that we try to renew with him, not just him but other players near the end of their contracts and it's not been easy.”

Chelsea have been linked with Adarabioyo as their financial chickens come home to roost. Spurs are also rumoured to be expressing interest, with reporter Ben Jacobs claiming the former Manchester City man is yet to decide his next month.

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“Tosin Adarabioyo is yet to decide on his next club,” he posted on social media. “Some suitors, like NUFC, are already in talks, but Adarabioyo could wait to see which clubs get European football. 

“Chelsea have asked about Adarabioyo but haven't made an offer to date. Spurs still possible. Milan looking less likely.”

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