Spurs are one club who could be in for an interesting summer when it comes to the transfer market, with doubts over the future of Jose Mourinho still lingering.
Whether Mourinho remains in charge is still be seen. The pressure seems to be growing by the week and late goals being conceded like those against Newcastle at the weekend will do nobody any favours.
Mourinho has also started to call his players out a bit. Of course, that’s never going to go down well with the modern player and there’s already talk of discontent in the Spurs dressing room.
But should Mourinho stay, then a central defender is bound to be high on his list and a move for Antonio Rudiger could once again be on the cards it seems. The Mirror, just this week, suggesting the Chelsea man is among nine who could be sold by Thomas Tuchel this summer.
Rudiger a sound alternative option for Spurs
It’s easy to forget that when you talk about Antonio Rudiger, you’re talking about a regular for the German national team and a high quality defender.
Mourinho, of course, has other targets. Milan Skriniar has been mentioned for a while but he seems to be expensive and Inter Milan don’t seem too keen on selling.
Rudiger, meanwhile, revealed only in March how close he came to leaving Chelsea and even moving to Spurs. If a move was already on the cards just a matter of months ago, then surely something is still simmering away.
It seems certain that Thomas Tuchel wants to oversee something of a squad overhaul. And while the Blues won’t have any problems replacing Rudiger, the German could well be the answer to Spurs and their quest for defensive recruits.