Tottenham Hotspur fans in the Transfer Tavern are furious and have been flinging pints across the bar after hearing that Chelsea are looking to hijack a move for a long-term Spurs target.
Diawara is one of the most highly-rated young talents in European football and Tottenham have eyed the player for some time. However, the emergence of Chelsea in the transfer market presents a major issue for Mauricio Pochettino.
Chelsea are in the market for a combative midfielder to compete with Nemanja Matic and will intensify their interest if John Obi Mikel leaves West London in January.
Tottenham wanted to plan a swoop for the talented midfielder in the summer but they may be forced to change their approach, or face missing out on a player that could become a genuine star.
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