Report: Newcastle United enquire about Fulham's Tom Cairney

Tom Cairney of Fulham in action during a Pre Season Friendly between Fulham and Crystal Palace at Craven Cottage on August 1, 2015
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Newcastle United reportedly enquire about the availability of Fulham midfielder Tom Cairney ahead of a potential move.

Newcastle United have reportedly contacted Fulham about the availability of midfielder Tom Cairney.

Rafael Benitez is believed to be looking to bring additions to his squad in order to strengthen the Magpies' promotion bid.

According to The Chronicle, Cairney is a target for the Spanish coach, but the club face a tough task to sign him given that Fulham are determined to keep hold of the 25-year-old.

The midfielder, who joined the Cottagers from Blackburn Rovers for £3.5m in 2015, has two years remaining on his current contract.

Fulham sit 10th in the Championship, while Newcastle are second, two points adrift of leaders Brighton & Hove Albion.

Rafael 'show me the money' Benitez gestures during the Premier League game between Newcastle United and Sunderland on March 20, 2016
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