Report: Tottenham are now ahead of Chelsea in race for 'magnificent' forward, bidding war expected in coming days
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Report: Tottenham are now ahead of Chelsea in race for 'magnificent' forward, bidding war expected in coming days

According to Italian outlet Alfredo Pedulla, Tottenham are now leading Chelsea in the race to sign Everton star, Richarlison.

Pedulla reports how interest in Richarlison is high from both Spurs and the Blues, but as things stand, it is currently the north Londoners who have the edge. It’s claimed that the next few days could be crucial, with a bidding war of sorts expected to begin between the two clubs.

Of course, interest from both clubs in Richarlison is not new news to anyone. The ‘magnificent‘ Brazilian is a wanted man this summer and both Spurs and Chelsea are known admirers.

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However, the revelation here in that it is actually Spurs who lead the race will encourage those Tottenham fans who are keen to see a new forward arrive. Antonio Conte has already got a number of new players this summer as it is, with Yves Bissouma the highlight purchase so far.

But a new forward to help Kane and Son is high on the agenda too, with Richarlison clearly identified. Everton are thought to be wanting close to £60m for their man, though, and it remains to be seen if anyone will part with such money.

TBR’s View: Tottenham Now A Real Player In The Market

A few years ago, there was only one place players would be going if it was between Chelsea and Tottenham. But now, with Conte now in charge and Daniel Levy entrusting Fabio Paratici to go out and do the business, the times are a changing.

Tottenham are now an attractive proposition for any player and Richarlison will no doubt be seriously pondering a move to the north London side.

With Champions League football on offer, Conte at the helm, and players being brought in, Richarlison might just decide it’s a project too good to turn down.

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