“They don’t like each other” – Graham Roberts plays down potential Chelsea player transfer

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Graham Roberts
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Graham Roberts has rubbished claims that Tottenham Hotspur could look to move for Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma.

The French international was linked with a move to the North Londoners earlier this month with Wolves and Jose Mourinho’s AS Roma also said to be keen on a deal (Julien Maynard).

Spurs were reported to have had a bid rejected by their rivals last summer for the 26-year-old with Chelsea wanting close to €45m (£38.5m) if they were to allow him to leave (L’Equipe / Print Edition – 11/11/20).

Roberts believes that the frosty relationship between both clubs will result in there being no chance that a deal could be a possibility after tensions became the two Premier League sides become ‘fractious’ over Chelsea’s attempt to prise Luka Modric away from Tottenham in 2011 (ESPN).

Roberts told the Football Transfer Tavern: “It will never happen, because [Daniel] Levy and [Roman] Abramovich don’t deal with each other,” 

“They just don’t deal with each other. They don’t like each other and theydon’t deal with each other, so that won’t happen at all.”

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Roberts is correct, there is no way that the two clubs would look to conduct business, especially if one believes that a sale would strengthen the other club in what is already a tough battle to secure a top four finish in the Premier League table.

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