Tottenham & Chelsea Battling To Sign £45m Premier League Star
Tottenham are set to battle it out with Chelsea over the signing of £45m-rated Newcastle United defender Jamaal Laschelles this summer
The summer transfer window is open and managers are working hard on their transfer targets so we’ll bring you all the latest gossip from around the globe. Today, Tottenham and Chelsea are linked with Jamaal Laschelles….
Tottenham are set to battle it out with Chelsea over the signing of £45m-rated Newcastle United defender Jamaal Laschelles this summer, according to the Evening Standard.
Laschelles has developed in to one of the most talented young centre-back’s in English football since joining Newcastle from boyhood club Nottingham Forest in 2014.
The 24-year-old was a key player for Rafa Benitez’s team last season as they finished 10th in the Premier League and he’s seen his potential recognised at international level having played for the England U21’s.
It seems Laschelles’ impressive form has also attracted interest from the upper echelons of the Premier League as the Evening Standard claim Tottenham have joined Chelsea in the race to sign the defender this summer.
The Blues are in the market for another centre-back to replace David Luiz as the Brazilian international is expected to leave Stamford Bridge after falling out of favour.
However, Spurs will provide stiff competition as Mauricio Pochettino has seemingly identified Laschelles as a potential replacement for Toby Alderweireld – who’s set for a move after failing to agree terms over a new contract.
Newcastle are desperate to keep hold of their skipper for at least another year but the newspaper says they may be forced to cash-in if Spurs or Chelsea put £45m on the table this summer.
We’ll have to wait and see whether the London duo are willing to meet that hefty asking price but Laschelles would be an exciting addition for either team if Tottenham or Chelsea could get a deal agreed.
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