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Tottenham set to move for Chelsea defender if he fails to agree a new contract

According to recent reports from Football Insider, Tottenham Hotspur will attempt to sign £25m rated defender Antonio Rudiger from Chelsea this summer is he fails to agree a new contract with the Blues by then.

The German was on the radar of Jose Mourinho last summer, and he was fancied to make a loan move to the north London following his lack of game time in the opening matches of the season under Frank Lampard.

The German international joined Chelsea from Roma in 2017 and has since made 137 appearances in all competitions for the Blues.

However, a deal failed to materialise as the Blues demanded a £4 million loan fee on top of his £150,000-a-week wages being paid for the entire season.

Rudiger hardly played in the league under former Chelsea manager Frank Lampard, making just four top-flight appearances before the 42-year-old was sacked in January.

Since then, his fortunes have changed with fellow countryman Thomas Tuchel being appointed, and he has become an undisputed starter in the back three.

Rudiger’s current deal expires in June 2022, but the Blues plan to negotiate fresh terms to commit him to a new long-term contract.

The centre-back is eager to discuss his future, but Spurs are keeping a close eye on the situation and are prepared to pounce if there is any disagreement.

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