According to The Daily Mirror, Chelsea will only allow rumoured Tottenham Hotspur target Antonio Rudiger to leave the club on a loan deal if he first signs a contract extension at Stamford Bridge.

Football.London’s Alasdair Gold has revealed that while Inter Milan’s Milan Skriniar remains Tottenham’s main centre-back target, they have identified Rudiger has a fallback option due to the difficulty in agreeing on a fee with the Nerazzurri for the Slovak.

Some reports have even suggested that the North Londoners have already made an opening offer to sign the Chelsea man on a season-long loan deal with an option to make it permanent next summer (Nicolo Schira via Sports Mole).

The Mirror now claim that Spurs have plenty of competition for the 27-year-old’s signature, including from London rivals, West Ham, who are confident of beating the Lilywhites to the defender.

The report reveals that Frank Lampard has told Rudiger than he is not part of his plans.

However, in order to seal a loan move away from Stamford Bridge, the defender has been informed that he has to sign a 12-month extension to his contract at Chelsea, which still has 18 months left to run.

Spurs Web Opinion

It would not make any sense for Chelsea to loan Rudiger out given that his contract runs out in 18 months, and so one can understand why they want him to sign an extension. I personally would prefer to see the likes of Foyth and Tanganga handed more opportunities if we are not able to get a deal for Skriniar over the line. I believe West Ham is more or less Rudiger’s level.

Have something to tell us about this article?

Keep up to date with all the latest Tottenham news and opinion by following SpursWeb’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.