Journalist highlights the transfer contrast between Spurs and Chelsea during pandemic

The Daily Telegraph journalist Matt Law has claimed that Chelsea are leaving the likes of Spurs behind with the ambition they are showing in the transfer market.

The Blues are thought to be close to agreeing on a deal to sign RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner in the summer.

They have also been linked with a big-money move for Leicester defender Ben Chilwell (Guardian), who is also said to be on Spurs’ radar (The Times).

In stark contrast, reports indicate that Tottenham will have very little money spend this summer and will have to rely on free transfers and loan deals to bolster their squad (Mirror).

Law claims that Chelsea’s move for Werner shows the Stamford Bridge outfit’s ambition to close the gap on the top two while the likes of Spurs and Arsenal will struggle to spend big.

Speaking about Chelsea’s rumoured deal for Werner, Law told Sky Sports’ Sunday Supplement: “Chelsea have agreed with Werner this week to move to Stamford Bridge at the end of the season, there is an agreement between club and player.

“He has a release clause in the region of £53m, which will get activated, and everybody expects that to go through.

“A lot of people have been taken by surprise that Chelsea have moved so quickly on such a big deal right in the middle of the coronavirus crisis before the season has restarted, to commit to spend £53m and reported wages of around £200,000 per week for a player like Werner.

“Clearly it shows their intent, it is a real statement from them that they are ready to go again, that they are willing to spend and it puts pressure on others as we are hearing that Tottenham and Arsenal are having to look at loans and free transfers this next market.”

Spurs Web Opinion

Chelsea’s circumstances are completely different to ours this summer. They did not spend any money last summer due to the transfer ban while also making a lot of money from the sales of Eden Hazard and Alvaro Morata. They also do not have a large debt to pay off on a new stadium like we do.

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