Journalist Dean Jones has claimed that a move to Tottenham Hotspur is very much on the cards for Trevoh Chalobah in January after the North London club’s failed approach for the player in the summer.
Various outlets have reported over the last few weeks that Tottenham are expected to reignite their interest in Chalobah, with the centre-back’s versatility thought to appeal to Ange Postecoglou (GiveMeSport).
However, last week, Sky Sports reported that Spurs had cooled their interest in the 24-year-old due to his injury problems.
The centre-back has been out with a hamstring problem since the summer and it was revealed that he had suffered a setback in his recovery and is now not expected to return to action until the end of January.
The outlet added that on the back of this development, Tottenham had turned their attention to other alternatives.
Tottenham are still a potential suitor for Chalobah
This claim has now been contradicted by Jones, who says that a move across London to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium remains a possibility for the Chelsea man.
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The journalist told GiveMeSport about Chalobah: “I still think Tottenham is definitely a potential destination for him. Tottenham were serious about him in the summer, and we’ve seen that they do need to bulk up their squad.
“I do think Chalobah, being a centre-back who also has the capability to play in midfield, is one to still look out for. But he is also going to have the potential to go abroad.”
When asked about the centre-back potentially moving to Italy, Jones responded: “For Trevoh Chalobah, I think that could be a really interesting opportunity if you consider what’s happened recently with Ruben Loftus-Cheek going and testing himself abroad. It wouldn’t surprise me at all if Chalobah were to get similar offers.”
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I suspect that Tottenham would prefer to sign Chalobah on loan with an option or a conditional obligation to buy. I doubt the North London side would want to pay a big fee for the 24-year-old, given his recent injury record.