Report: Tottenham want Antonio Rudiger, could be available at cut-price
Tottenham could step in and snap up Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger during the summer transfer window, whilst PSG are also keen.
According to The Mirror, the Champions League winners are yet to offer the German a new deal at Stamford Bridge.
He has just a single year left on his current contract and could cash in during the latest window.
Rudiger fell way down the pecking order under Frank Lampard. Since Thomas Tuchel arrived, however, he has rediscovered himself.
On Saturday he was superb as Chelsea defeated Manchester City to win their second Champions League crown.
Rudiger has conceded that he doesn’t want to discuss his future until after Euro 2020 has concluded.
Tottenham will hope to appoint a new manager in the near future, certainly ahead of the window reopening.
One of the first tasks for the new incumbent will be to recruit a central defender.
Both Eric Dier and Davinson Sanchez have looked out form this season, whilst Toby Alderweireld has also struggled for consistency.
Tottenham were extremely keen to sign Rudiger when Jose Mourinho was in charge. Now, however, they face a fight from PSG who are keen.
At 28 the centre-back is in his prime and signing him now would be ideal for Tottenham.
He wouldn’t command a huge transfer fee given his contract predicament, whilst he earns £100,000-a-week at Chelsea.
Rudiger coup not to be sniffed at by Tottenham
Chelsea face a fight to keep hold of one of their Champions League heroes with no contract offer forthcoming.
Tottenham have to take advantage of this situation and land a player they desperately need.
Rudiger was superb during Saturday’s final and it’s no surprise to see clubs interested.
The former Roma man signed for the Blues in 2017 and has made 149 appearances for the club.
Bizarrely though, he might have played his last game for Chelsea and if the club do wish to cash in, Tottenham have to be ready to pounce.