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Assou-Ekotto To Chelsea?

By on December 23, 2012

Despite the transfer window being closed, there is always transfer gossip doing the rounds in the papers and we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest news during the coming months. Today, Chelsea are linked with Benoit Assou-Ekotto.

Benoit Assou-Ekotto

Chelsea are lining up an audacious bid to try and sign Tottenham Hotspur left-back Benoit Assou-Ekotto next summer, according to the Mirror.

The report claims that current first-choice full-back, Ashley Cole, will leave Stamford Bridge when his contract expires at the end of the season and they will look to bring in another defender in the summer.

The Mirror suggests that while Southampton’s 17-year-old Luke Shaw is being watched, the European champions would prefer to bring in a more experienced player as competition for Ryan Bertrand – who’s seen as the long-term successor to Cole – and are understood to be ready to test Tottenham’s resolve with a £5m offer next summer.

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That seems a little low for a player of Ekotto’s quality. He was one of Tottenham’s best players last season and is a crowd favourite at White Hart Lane. The 28-year-old joined Spurs from Lens in 2006 and has gone on to make over 180 appearances for the club in all competitions.

The Cameroon international has been out for much of the season with a knee injury but is closing in on a first-team comeback and it would be difficult to see boss Andre Villas-Boas letting Ekotto join a rival for just £5m.

Would Chelsea fans like to see Ekotto at Stamford Bridge next summer? Get involved in the comments section below.

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13 Comments

  1. Tobi Samson

    December 23, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    It is good 2 have substitute 2 anshy cole

  2. BLESSING CACO

    December 23, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    I will prefer Lelton Baine to Asso Ekotto and Ashley cole is still performing well, I will be very happy if chelsea can offer him a new contract.

  3. Rob

    December 23, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    Great comments from Chelsea fans as always, Anshy Cole and Lelton Baine! Well done, no way he is off to your bunch

  4. franco-luiz

    December 23, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    That’s what I ve waited all my life, pls get me Assou-Ekotto fast, with him, chelsea re balance at the back

  5. papa

    December 23, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    nice one from chelsea,but chelsea should price clichy from mancity.or give another contract to cole

  6. Zane

    December 24, 2012 at 1:11 am

    A player who is still young like our players is Davide Santon from Newcastle. He will be a much better option for us.

  7. Destiny Ehi

    December 24, 2012 at 5:55 am

    Pls Mrs roman, dont sell cole is a good player give him 2 year contract to remin in chelsea thank u roman

  8. oluwagbemiga

    December 24, 2012 at 7:43 am

    Assou ekotto i̶̲̥̅̊s̶̲̥̅̊ ☺kα̲̅γ̲̣̣̥ В̍̍̍̍̊υ̲̣̥τ̣̣̥ I want chelsea τ̅☺ extend †ђξ contrac of cole

  9. oluwagbemiga

    December 24, 2012 at 7:50 am

    Ok

  10. Idowu adewole zaria kaduna

    December 24, 2012 at 7:54 am

    Plz roman dnt sell cole,instead sign d 17yr old 4rm southamton nd while he growz wit d youth team gv cole 2 mor yrs nd bendtdran shld b on d bench as d future cole

  11. Idowu adewole zaria kaduna

    December 24, 2012 at 7:59 am

    Alternatively sign ekoto 4rm spurs or baince 4rm everton nd let betrane b king over dem cos he haz been dar nd shld b d closest man 2 cole since is his mentor

  12. olayiwola adedapo

    December 25, 2012 at 7:54 am

    Get Him, Baines and give Cole 2years contract for us to have a formidable defense. Up chelsea.

  13. Obededom, Redemption Camp, Lagos

    December 25, 2012 at 8:01 am

    Chelsea needs player like Everton Baines, Assekoto, and Ashley Cole should be allowed to spend 2years more. Please, I need Radamel Falcao in Chelsea before January 5, 2013. Torres is just deceiving us with all these film trick. SHIKENA

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