On Tuesday, we covered claims from Italy that Newcastle United are expected to offer a ‘far superior’ contract than AC Milan for Tosin Adarabioyo. The Magpies aren’t the only English club as Tottenham Hotspur are also in the picture to sign the Fulham player.

The centre-back has just over a month left on his deal and hasn’t agreed to sign an extension with Fulham so far.

Foot Mercato state Newcastle and Tottenham are among the clubs to have shown interest in the 26-year-old.

The defender missed over two months earlier in the season due to a groin injury and has been a regular under Marco Silva since December. He’s scored two goals from 20 league games this season.

AS Monaco were interested in Adarabioyo in January but are no longer in the race for him. That isn’t the case with the Premier League sides, who are ‘waging a merciless battle’ for the Fulham player’s signature.

Tottenham have shown interest in the Englishman, but the report explains Spurs haven’t offered enough sporting guarantees. In addition to the north London club, Chelsea are also in the mix and this option is also not favoured by him.

Foot Mercato say this will certainly please Newcastle, who ‘hold the rope’ and could win the battle for Adarabioyo. It’s claimed he has already had discussions with Eddie Howe, and the talks between the pair have been positive.

It’s not mentioned whether that can be converted into an agreement, but as of now, the Magpies seem to be ahead of Tottenham in the chase for the Fulham defender.