Report: Daniel Levy keeping tabs on contract situation of rival defender

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Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is keeping an eye on the future of Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger, according to 90min.

The 28-year-old has undergone an excellent turnaround under Thomas Tuchel, playing his way into the side that won the Champions League after being out of favour under previous manager Frank Lampard.

However, Rudiger is going through a period of uncertainty in West London, with negotiations for a new deal at Stamford Bridge currently at an impasse.

The central defender’s contract is currently due to expire at the end of the season, and Chelsea are looking to tie him down to a new deal to avoid losing him on a free transfer next summer.

90min report The Blues are still not close to reaching an agreement with Rudiger’s camp, which could lead to Spurs chief Levy preparing an offer to bring the defender across London.

Spurs have held an avid interest in the German international while at Chelsea, and even before when he was at Stuttgart and Roma, but nothing ever materialised as he elected to move to their London rivals in 2017 instead. 

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side have started their defensive rebuild this summer, recruiting Cristian Romero and Emerson Royal, while Toby Alderweireld, Juan Foyth and Serge Aurier departed the club. 

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Facilitating a move for a Chelsea player will prove to be very difficult for Levy, given it has not happened many times between the clubs before.

Rudiger has been a Spurs target for a while and although a pre-agreement can be reached in a few months, it still seems unlikely that any sort of deal will happen.

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