Manchester United is reportedly trying to sabotage Tosin Adarabioyo’s transfer to Chelsea.

Manchester United is reportedly trying to sabotage Tosin Adarabioyo’s transfer to Chelsea.

Tosin is unwilling to extend his contract at Fulham, which ends in the summer of 2024, allowing him to leave for free to another club.

This situation has caught the attention of several Premier League clubs, including Man United, Newcastle, and Liverpool.

However, he ultimately chose to join Chelsea. The Blues made his transfer official on Friday (08/06/2024).

There are now reports that before Tosin Adarabioyo officially joined Chelsea, someone tried to block the transfer. That party was Manchester United.

At the time, Tosin had already undergone a medical exam and accepted Chelsea’s contract offer.

But then, in the final moments, MU tried to divert Tosin to Old Trafford. This rumor was reported by the Daily Mail.

The report states that MU had actually shown interest in Tosin since early 2024. However, their recruitment plans were still unclear at the time.

It was only after Sir Jim Ratcliffe joined the club’s management that MU had a clear strategy. Unfortunately, by then, Tosin had already agreed to join Chelsea.


Manchester United indeed needs to find a new center-back, as it has been confirmed that Raphael Varane will be leaving.

MU also faces the potential departure of other center-backs, including Jonny Evans, Harry Maguire, and Victor Lindelof.

Several names have been mentioned on United’s shopping list, including Lille defender Leny Yoro and Goncalo Inacio from Sporting Lisbon.

Tosin Adarabioyo revealed that he became more convinced to join Chelsea due to positive information from two former Manchester City players, Raheem Sterling and Cole Palmer.

Tosin was targeted by several clubs in the summer of 2024 because he could be signed for free from Fulham.

His contract at the club ends this summer, and he is unwilling to extend his tenure at Craven Cottage.

He was reportedly targeted by Liverpool and Manchester United. However, the 26-year-old defender ultimately moved to Chelsea.

Before playing for Fulham, Tosin Adarabioyo was a player for Manchester City. He reportedly met Raheem Sterling and Cole Palmer while still at Etihad Stadium.

Both players are now at Chelsea. Tosin then revealed that his two compatriots helped convince him to join The Blues.

“I spent two or three years with Raz and Willy, and I spent most of my youth with Cole,” he explained on Chelsea’s official website.

“Before confirming the move, I called Raz and Cole and they only said positive things about the club and its project, and how excited they were that I was coming to the club,” Tosin continued.

After leaving Manchester City, he developed into a center-back with top leadership qualities. Tosin Adarabioyo then said he is also ready to be a leader in Chelsea’s squad.

“I have developed rapidly. I have become a mature man and established myself as a top Premier League center-back. That’s why I joined Chelsea,” he boasted.


“Being a leader comes naturally to me. It’s something a center-back needs. It is an important responsibility. I want to come here and push the players as much as we can,” Tosin asserted.

Chelsea’s new defender, Tosin Adarabioyo, admitted he can’t wait to play under Enzo Maresca at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea will have a different look in the 2024/2025 season as they have already changed managers.

Chelsea sacked Mauricio Pochettino. He was dismissed at the end of the season despite The Blues showing improved performance towards the end of the competition.

He was then replaced by Enzo Maresca. The Italian coach had previously led Leicester City back to promotion to the Premier League.

This summer of 2024, Chelsea has made its first signing of the Enzo Maresca era by acquiring Tosin Adarabioyo from Fulham.

He was signed for free as his contract with Fulham ended in the summer of 2024. After officially becoming a Stamford Bridge player, the English defender admitted he couldn’t wait to play under Maresca.

“I can’t wait to start working with Enzo and I’m sure the players feel the same,” he said on Chelsea’s official website.

Why is Tosin Adarabioyo eager to play under Enzo Maresca? He claims Maresca has the ability to organize his team to play well on the field.

“It’s going to be fun. We’ll play good football and win many matches,” Tosin stated.

“There are top players in this squad and I am very excited to play with all of them,” Tosin concluded.

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