According to a report by Football Insider, Tottenham and Chelsea have made significant strides in negotiating a deal for defender Antonio Rudiger – with talks progressing well and an agreement edging close.
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Indeed, as per this update, the north Londoners are growing increasingly confident of securing a deal before the eleventh hour as talks continue to gain momentum – with Rudiger emerging as key target after Spurs’ failed move for Milan Skriniar.
Far too high a price to pay this window, a more reasonable loan-to-buy agreement for Rudiger now seems to be the settled fall-back option – and Football Insider claim that a deal is very close.
The Germany international’s desire for a move away, dubbed ‘one of the surprise stories‘ of the transfer window by Sky Sports, has attracted a trio of top clubs in Spurs, Paris Saint-Germain and Serie A giants AC Milan.
Rudiger was left out of Frank Lampard’s last five matchday squads before deadline day, potentially forcing his hand towards requesting a move away to gain more playing time.
Given this crucial update, a seventh Spurs summer signing could well be on the way if Levy can do a deal before 11pm.
If the Lilywhites can secure a move in time, Rudiger would become Spurs’ seventh acquisition of the summer, putting the cherry on top of what has been a brilliant window.
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