‘No problem’: Tottenham would not be afraid to ask Chelsea if they can sign 23-year-old soon – journalist

Journalist Ben Jacobs has claimed to GiveMeSport that Tottenham are not afraid of asking Chelsea about the availability of Trevoh Chalobah.

The Englishman has been speculated to be allowed to leave on loan this summer, if they manage to complete the signing of Wesley Fofana from Leicester City before the window shuts.

Todd Boehly is seemingly very keen to sign the 21-year-old, despite the Foxes’ insistence that they will only accept a world record fee for a defender for his services.

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The deal is likely to be dragged out to the end of the window, with it likely to be the club’s most expensive transfer of the summer if it comes off.

It could however leave one of their academy graduates surplus to requirements in the short term, with Jacobs claiming now that Spurs are one of the sides intrigued by the possibility of bringing him in if their outgoings aren’t also finished.

Spurs keen on Chalobah

He said: “They are in for a defender if Tanganga leaves and they see no real problem whose door they have to knock on. There is a small concern here over depth.”

Despite breaking in to the Chelsea first team last season, he is yet to make an appearance in the new campaign.

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This is despite obviously impressing Thomas Tuchel during his time at the club, with him starting both cup finals against Liverpool last season, keeping a clean sheet in both.

With Kalidou Koulibaly and Marc Cucurella’s additions to the squad too, the defensive positions are beginning to regain their competition which was lost when Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen departed.

However, supporters will be somewhat disappointed if it ends in a permanent departure for Chalobah, with him not really doing too much wrong in his one season at the club.

Jack is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has freelanced for The Athletic and The Sun. Jack has reported live from Premier League and Championship grounds, whilst also being published in the Non League Paper.