Club director admits Chelsea have held talks about Spurs-linked 19-year-old

Peterborough United director Barry Fry has revealed that Chelsea have expressed an interest in centre-back Ronnie Edwards, who is also rumoured to be on Tottenham’s radar. 

Tottenham could still make some changes to their backline before the transfer window closes, with some reports indicating that Japhet Tanganga could follow Joe Rodon out of the door (Football Insider).

Over recent days, it has emerged that Davinson Sanchez is of interest to AC Milan, with the Rossoneri being backed to make a late offer for the Colombian (

With the possibility of some central defenders leaving Hotspur Way, reports over recent weeks have indicated that Antonio Conte’s men are on the lookout for reinforcements to their backline (Evening Standard).

One centre-back Spurs were credited with an interest in earlier this summer was Edwards, who enjoyed a breakthrough campaign at Peterborough in 2021/22.

Football Insider reported back in June that the Lilywhites were preparing a bid for the EFL starlet, who was also said to be of interest to Crystal Palace.

Fry has now revealed that Edwards has also caught the eye of Chelsea scouts, who were keeping an eye on loanee, Lucas Bergstrom.

The Peterborough chairman told Peterborough Today: “I’ve had conversations with people at Chelsea.

“They came to watch Lucas, but they were taken by Ronnie. (Chelsea) haven’t made a bid yet, but there are three weeks until the transfer window closes. They certainly like him.”

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Looking at Fry’s enthusiasm to make Chelsea’s interest in Edwards public, Tottenham’s rumoured interest in the centre-back could have quite possibly been leaked to the press by the League One side earlier this summer. 

It seems like an attempt by Peterborough to raise the value of their priced asset. So, there is no way of knowing if Spurs’ interest in the 19-year-old is concrete or if the club had merely been scouting the youngster.

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