Report: Chelsea to begin contract talks with player to fend off potential Spurs interest

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur could find themselves short of two experienced defenders come the end of the season.

The Belgian pair of Jan Vertongen and Toby Alderweireld are both currently set to leave the club as free agents come next summer when their respective contracts expire.

With the potential exit of two players who have been pivotal to the club’s progression over recent seasons, there is a strong possibility in our opinion that central defensive reinforcements will be high on the agenda in North London.

The Mail report that Chelsea are keen to extend the contract of Antonio Rudiger, who currently has two years left on his current deal.

The Stamford Bridge outfit are wary of the fact that both Tottenham and Manchester City are likely to be in the market for a defender in the summer and want to ensure that a new deal is in the pipeline.

The 26-year-old has struggled with injuries this season which has limited his game time to just 45 minutes of football this season.


The prospect of losing two experienced defenders in one summer is a huge concern for Tottenham, they need to ensure that they bring in players of equal quality; however given Daniel Levy’s track record it is hard to believe he will spend big on two additions.


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