Antonio Rudiger: Tottenham boss Mourinho plotting surprise move for German defender

Antonio Rudiger: Tottenham boss Mourinho plotting surprise move for German defender

- Antonio Rudiger has emerged top transfer target for Tottenham Hotspur

- Jose Mourinho is plotting to add depth to his Spurs backline and the German star fits the bill

- Frank Lampard refused to comment on the player's future despite having two more years on his deal

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Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly planning to make a surprise move Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger this transfer window.

The 27-year-old German has not featured for the Blues since the start of the 2020-21 season with Kurt Zouma, Andreas Christensen and Thiago Silva more preferred by Frank Lampard.

He only made the bench against his side's 3-1 victory over Brighton and hove Albion in their opening game earlier this month and since then, nothing has happened.

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SunSport quoting Sky Sports claim the North Londoners are ready to take advantage of his non-playing role at Stamford Bridge to sign him before the transfer window closes.

Antonio Rudiger: Tottenham boss Mourinho plotting surprise move for German defender

Antonio Rudiger celebrating with former teammate Willian. Getty Images
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Sources close to the defender reveals that he is open to a loan move away from the club in a bid to get enough playing time, and also secure his place in the national team ahead of next year's European Championships next summer.

The six-time Premier League winners will however not entertain a loan switch to a direct competitor.

Lampard, during his pre-match conference on Monday, September 28 avoided questions about the player's future despite having two more years on his current deal with them.

The £31 million-rated star has also been linked with a move to West Ham United, Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona and even Liverpool. Lampard said:

"I wouldn't assume anything. I wouldn't assume Antonio or any players in the squad (are leaving)."
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Meanwhile, Jose Mourinho is looking to add depth to his Spurs backline before this transfer window closes.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Antonio Rudiger was left out of the Chelsea squad in the last two matchdays and now reports say Blues’ boss, Frank Lampard is considering a loan deal for the player wanted by French club, PSG.

Latest reports have it that the Ligue 1 outfit is ready to offer the player a season-long loan deal with a possible option to make it permanent.

With the arrival of Brazilian defender Thiago Silva, the Chelsea manager is no longer interested in Rudiger and this has sparked interest in PSG.

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