According to The Evening Standard, Tottenham Hotspur have refused to entertain negotiations with Chelsea over the availability of 27 year old left-back Danny Rose.
Last week, the future of English defender Danny Rose was thrown into contention due to a frank and revealing interview with the full-back released by The Sun, in which Rose stated he’d be open to leaving Tottenham if the right club showed interest.
The PFA Team of the Year player was quoted as saying:
“If something came to me that was concrete, I’d have no qualms about voicing my opinions to anyone at the club.”
“I know my worth and I will make sure I get what I am worth.”
While many were quick to criticise Rose for his comments, just days before Tottenham’s opening Premier League fixture against Newcastle, Spurs gaffer Mauricio Pochettino claimed it was already ‘time to move on’ once the full-back had issued his apology.
Recently, The Guardian had claimed that Chelsea were lining up a £30 million bid for the Englishman, who had been loosely linked with a move to Stamford Bridge ever since the article was released.
Today however, The Evening Standard have revealed that Tottenham are not willing to discuss any deal for Danny Rose, piling on the misery for Chelsea, who’s dodgy and largely unsuccessful Summer transfer business seems to become more and more of a talking point as the weeks go on.
Earlier in the Summer, Antonion Conte was rumoured to be hugely frustrated with the failure to sign now United striker Romelu Lukaku.
Now, with John Terry and Nemanja Matic already out the door and Diego Costa looking likely to follow, Chelsea are hysterically entering a period of crisis with only one game played of the new signing, albeit a 3-2 home defeat to Burnley.
Tottenham face Chelsea on Sunday, in what will be a fascinating match-up, as Chelsea will be missing Fabregas and Cahill due to suspension, while Pedro, Hazard and Moses are also doubtful to feature.
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