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Fikayo Tomori has picked AC Milan over Newcastle United, Gianluca Di Marzio has suggested.

The Chelsea defender, who Frank Lampard once called ‘incredible’, has been a target of Newcastle and is ‘well-liked’ by Steve Bruce’s side.

However, the latest update in Italy says that Tomori has revealed his preference to sign for Milan.

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That is, perhaps, understandable, given the respective seasons both sides are having.

Although a move to Newcastle would have allowed Tomori to stay in England, he could potentially be part of a relegation scrap at St. James’ Park.

A move to Italy should allow him to feature in a title challenge, however, with Milan currently leading the way in Serie A.

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The news does mean that Newcastle may have to look elsewhere for another central defensive option.

Bruce has seemingly been keen to add a centre-back on loan since the summer, but Newcastle have found finding targets of the right quality and availability difficult.

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