Former Premier League midfielder Carlton Palmer believes Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger could potentially move to Tottenham in the future.
The 28-year-old has entered the final year of his contract at Stamford Bridge and is in a stalemate with the Blues as to whether a new deal will be agreed.
It has been reported that Rudiger could see his next contract as the final big pay-day of his career, so is currently weighing up his options.
His representatives are still said to be in negotiations over a new deal with Chelsea, but nothing has been agreed as of yet. Spurs have been linked with Rudiger in the past, although nothing has ever progressed beyond that.
However, ex-Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Palmer feels the bad blood between the sides may not be a stumbling block in a potential deal, and cited former defender William Gallas as an example of putting rivalries aside in transfers.
On whether a Rudiger to Spurs deal was possible, Palmer said (Football FanCast): “Of course. We’ve seen that. Listen, although the rivalry is there, we’ve seen players go from Spurs to Arsenal, Arsenal to Spurs, or to Chelsea, whatever.
“You’ve seen William Gallas leave Chelsea to go to Arsenal, although the rivalry is there, you’ve seen Olivier Giroud leave Arsenal to go to Chelsea.
“If the deal’s right, the money’s right, the player will move and the club will move him on; that’s just the way it is.”
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Although Chelsea may be under a bit of pressure to secure Rudiger to a new deal, they may have a slight fear that he could move to Spurs if talks do not progress soon. It would be a very rare move, though, that doesn’t come about too often.
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