Report: Six European clubs set to make January offers for Spurs-linked defender 

Fabio Paratici
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Sky Sports have claimed that Chelsea defender, Antonio Rudiger, who is rumoured to be on Tottenham’s radar, could receive as many as six contract offers during the January transfer window from various European clubs.

Tottenham reportedly made a last-ditch attempt to sign Rudiger in the summer of 2020 after their pursuit of Milan Skriniar collapsed but the Chelsea man decided to stay put at Stamford Bridge.

The Athletic’s David Ornstein claimed at the time that Spurs made a loan offer for the centre-back, which Chelsea accepted but the German international was not keen on making a temporary move to North London. 

Rudiger became a key player for the Blues after Thomas Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard midway through last season but he is yet to put pen to paper on a new contract with the club, with his current deal expiring at the end of the season.

The Express claimed last week that Tottenham were one of the clubs continuing to monitor the centre-back’s situation and alleged that talks between the defender’s representatives and Chelsea had ground to a halt.

Sky Sports have now backed up that claim, claiming there are currently no talks between Rudiger’s camp and Chelsea over a new contract.

The former Roma man is thought to be weighing up his options before making a decision as he is free to talk to clubs outside England in January.

The report adds that up to six of Europe’s top clubs are ready to offer the 28-year-old a contract in January, with Bayern Munich identified as one of those.

However, it is suggested that Rudiger has not yet ruled out the possibility of signing a new deal at Stamford Bridge.

Spurs Web Opinion 

I do not think this is particularly relevant to Spurs as any chance we had of singing Rudiger has now disappeared. Not only would the 28-year-old not want to join Spurs and ruin his Chelsea legacy but given how well he has played over the last 12 months, plenty of top clubs around Europe would be vying for his signature.

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