Tottenham want to sign Trevoh Chalobah less than a year since Thiago Silva picked him as Chelsea’s future.
Japhet Tanganga could leave Tottenham this summer after weeks if not months of rumors eking him out of the club.
Tottenham’s home numbers aren’t exactly ideal anyway, so losing Tanganga would just leave Tottenham needing to find more homegrown talent.
Another versatile defensive option would be ideal to replace Tanganga, and Tottenham are eyeing a surprise move for Chelsea talent Chalobah.
Tottenham want to sign Trevoh Chalobah
The London Evening Standard reported over the weekend that Tottenham are keen to lure Chalobah away from Chelsea.
It’s not often that we see Chelsea and Tottenham strike deals together, with the bitter rivalry between the two clubs usually being an issue.
Add to that that Chelsea and Tottenham are direct top-four rivals and deals between the clubs are rare.
Chalobah is now wanted at Tottenham despite starting the season on the Chelsea bench, even after Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen left the club.
Chalobah is contracted until 2026 meaning Chelsea have little pressure to sell to Tottenham.
Still, Tottenham could risk their arm with a late move for the Sierra Leone-born star – less than a year after earning praise from Thiago Silva.
Silva told Chelsea’s official website that he thought Chalobah was Chelsea’s future after having long been a fan of his ability, even since his loan spell at Lorient.
Chalobah played alongside Silva in Chelsea’s backline last season and it’s clear the legendary Brazilian sees a huge future for the 23-year-old.
Chalobah will need to play regularly to realize that potential and that can be a tough one with Chelsea.
A move to Tottenham may not help either, with Eric Dier and Cristian Romero key parts of Antonio Conte’s back three at center and right – two positions Chalobah would play.
Silva apparently hopes Chalobah wants to stay put, but it’s now up to Thomas Tuchel, Fabio Paratici and others to decide if a deal can be done this summer.
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