Report: Paratici in ‘contact’ with defender’s camp, Levy willing to offer ‘huge’ wages 

Football Insider have claimed that Tottenham Hotspur are pushing hard to complete a deal to sign Antonio Rudiger amidst his contract standoff with Chelsea. 

Rudiger, who is now approaching the final six months of his contract at Stamford Bridge, has been heavily linked with a move to Spurs over recent months.

Some sources even stated that one of the biggest offers on the table for the German international has come from the North London club.

Earlier this week, Fabrizio Romano ruled Tottenham out of the race for the Chelsea man and suggested that Real Madrid were leading the battle to sign the centre-back as a free agent next summer.

However, if Football Insider’s update is to be believed, Spurs have now emerged as ‘key players’ in the race for Rudiger’s signature.

The report claims that Tottenham’s managing director of football Fabio Paratici is in contact with the former Roma man’s camp over a potential move across London.

The Italian is said to be trying to force an agreement in January ahead of a summer move in order to fend off interest from other elite clubs around Europe.

It is asserted that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is willing to pay huge wages to secure the 28-year-old’s signature since no transfer fee would be involved.

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The speculation linking Spurs with a move for Rudiger shows no signs of dissipating. The fact that so many different sources are reporting it, suggests that there is likely some truth to Tottenham’s rumoured interest in the Chelsea man.

One would also presume that Spurs would not be continuing contact with Rudiger’s camp if they felt a deal would be impossible. However, I suspect the centre-back’s entourage could be using Tottenham’s interest to negotiate better wages for him elsewhere. 

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