Chelsea reportedly to sign free agent center back

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Chelsea are closing in to sign free agent center back Tosin Adarabioyo according to Fabrizio Romano. He is set for a medical at Cobham next week.

Chelsea hijacked the deal?

Yes, Chelsea have reportedly hijacked the deal for Tosin Adarabioyo from Newcastle United today. Newcastle and their sporting directors have been working on this deal for weeks. They even offered higher wages than Chelsea to Tosin, but he persisted on joining Chelsea when they approached.

Who is Tosin Adarabioyo?

Tosin Adarabioyo was with Fulham this past season, and played as a crucial part in their back line. He is above average at almost all parts of playing the position, including his passing on the ball. That is very important to new manager Enzo Maresca. Tosin profiles perfectly for the middle center back role that would be apart of the 3-2-5 deep in possesion that Maresca uses.

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