Tosin Adarabioyo transfer update offered as Newcastle United prepare for summer battle

Fulham boss Marco Silva admits Newcastle United target Tosin Adarabioyo will likely depart Craven Cottage this summer as top flight sides prepare to joust for his signature.

Adarabioyo, 26, was left out of Fulham's matchday squad for the second game running as Silva prepares for life without the central defender. The former Manchester City youth captain has repeatedly turned down the opportunity to put pen to paper on a new deal and will not be short of offers when his contract expires in the summer.

Newcastle plan to bolster their defensive ranks this summer given the long-term nature of Sven Botman and Jamaal Lascelles' ACL injuries and see both Adarabioyo and Bournemouth's Lloyd Kelly as two cheap options to help bolster Eddie Howe's ranks. However, Manchester United, Chelsea, Tottenham and West Ham United are all expected to make a play for the departing Fulham star.

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“I know all the noise around himself and his future. I have been speaking to him, I have a close relationship with him like all the players," Silva told reporters this week. “Everything has been clear between myself and him. And from him to me and my staff as well.

"If he is available to be in the squad, he will be in the squad. Nothing changed from last week when the news started to come that he won’t be with us next season. I know what he told me and I prefer to keep that between us.

“It is a decision from the player, apart from that, Tosin is ready to play and be in the squad if I decide for him to be there. Tosin has to be clear about his future when he decides to be clear about his future.

“He has to talk about it, of course, we are here to try and prepare as best we can for the future of the football club. We haven’t hid the situation of trying to renew with him, like other players.”