Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has reportedly refused to conduct any transfer dealings with Tottenham Hotspur in the past.
Former Blues forward Carlton Cole has revealed during an appearance on talkSPORT that Tottenham made an approach for his services in 2013 and even went on to undergo a medical in North London only for Abramovich to pull the plug on the transfer over his lack of appetite of dealing with their biggest rivals.
Cole, who came through the academy with the Staford Bridge outfit admitted that Abramovich presented him with an alternative option which was to join CSKA Moscow, with the forward not keen on making the switch to Russia due to his desire to try and force his way into the England side.
The striker did eventually leave Chelsea in 2006 when he made the move across London to join West Ham United.
“I almost joined Spurs. I did my medical & everything…”
“Abramovich found out, he said ‘you’re not joining them’.”
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) September 5, 2020
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