Football Insider have claimed that Tottenham’s managing director of football Fabio Paratici is in constant contact with Antonio Rudiger’s camp, in an effort to bring the Chelsea centre-back to North London.

Rudiger’s future is up in the air, with the centre-back now in the final six months of his contract at Stamford Bridge.

Football Insider state that the 28-year-old will only put pen to paper on a new deal with Chelsea if the club are prepared to make him their highest earner.

It is said that Spurs are pushing to bring the centre-back to North London, with a club insider suggesting that Paratici is ‘calling every day’ to ensure the Lilywhites win the race for the German international.

The Spurs managing director is thought to be working on agreeing on a deal with Rudiger this month with a view to him joining as a free agent in the summer.

It is reported that Tottenham are prepared to pay the former Roma man a ‘huge’ salary in an effort to get him to agree on a transfer.

However, it is explained that Antonio Conte’s men face competition from Real Madrid and Bayern Munich for Rudiger.

Foreign clubs are said to have a big advantage in the race for the Chelsea man since they can formally secure a pre-contract agreement with the player this month.

Spurs Web Opinion

I am not convinced that we have a real shot of landing Antonio Rudiger but one would assume that Paratici would not be in continued talks with the defender’s camp unless he thought that a deal would be possible.

I suspect that Rudiger’s camp are perhaps using Tottenham’s interest to negotiate a bigger pay package with the likes of Bayern or Real Madrid. I doubt the 28-year-old would want to irk Chelsea fans by moving to Spurs.

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