According to a report from Eurosport, Chelsea are open to selling summer Tottenham target Antonio Rudiger in January – with football.london relaying the news and claiming a potential deal may still be alive.
Rudiger, who declined a late deadline day Spurs move as he didn’t want to rile up supporters, is now being tipped with what could be a potential move in January after this Eurosport claim that Chelsea are open to offloading.
Rudiger tipped for move
Indeed, football.london claim this provides Spurs with a chance to return for the £100,000-per-week ace – something that may interest Daniel Levy given the potential absence of Toby Alderweireld through injury.
Tottenham eyed two main defensive targets in the summer window including Rudiger, with Levy also failing to land Inter Milan star Milan Skriniar due to a huge gap in valuation.
Now, as per this report, a move for Rudiger could still be alive – with Football Insider pundit Kevin Phillips claiming recently that a ‘deal could happen’ in the winter window.
Transfer Tavern take
Described as a would-be ‘smart signing’, the Germany international would arguably help to shore up Jose Mourinho’s defence mid-way through the campaign as he eyes a first piece of silverware for Tottenham since 2008.
Bearing this in mind, Rudiger’s arrival may well benefit Spurs as Mourinho reportedly no longer holds much faith in Davinson Sanchez as one of his centre-back options.
That leaves Eric Dier and Joe Rodon as the immediate first choice pairing for Spurs after Toby Alderweireld’s injury, but depending on how that partnership develops, Mourinho may have no other option but to bring Sanchez back to the fold.
Given injury scares suffered across the Premier League this season, Rudiger as another defensive choice could be just what Tottenham need.
In other news: Alasdair Gold heaped praise on this 10/10 ‘leader’ for Spurs, find out more here.
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