Newcastle United plot double swoop for Tottenham Hotspur & Liverpool targets in smart PSR move

Newcastle United are assessing the free agent market ahead of the summer transfer window.

Newcastle United are considering signing Premier League duo Tosin Adarabioyo and Lloyd Kelly on free transfers this summer.

The Magpies are looking to bolster their defensive options with Sven Botman and Jamaal Lascelles ruled out for up to nine months with ACL injuries. Both Adarabioyo and Kelly are out-of-contract at Fulham and AFC Bournemouth, respectively, in June.

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Adarabioyo has made 131 appearances for Fulham, 77 of which have come in the Premier League, since joining from Manchester City in 2020.

Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United are also reportedly interested in the ball-playing centre-back. Fulham too are preparing to offer an improved contract.

Meanwhile, Newcastle boss Eddie Howe knows all about Kelly, who can play as a central defender or left-back, having signed him for Bournemouth in 2019 for £13million from Championship side Bristol City.

The former England under-21s international has appeared 136 times for the South Coast outfit and was captain when they were promoted back to the Premier League in 2021-22.

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It’s understood Kelly has turned down the Cherries’ latest contract offer ahead of a move. Tottenham and Liverpool have supposedly shown interest, while Italian giants AC Milan and Juventus have also been in touch.

Recruiting the duo, as reported by the Daily Telegraph, on free transfers is appealing when you consider the impact Premier League Profitability and Sustainability Rules (PSR) will again have this summer.

Speaking recently about the summer window, Howe said: "With Financial Fair Play now, I think there will be decisions made by every club that they don't necessarily want to make. There'll be players (leaving) and transfers done that maybe from a manager's perspective, in former times, wouldn't have happened.

“It's difficult for me to give absolute clarity on what's going to happen and what's not going to happen because I don't know. But Financial Fair Play is still, and will be this summer, something that we have to be aware of."

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