REVEALED: Antonio Rudiger’s move to Tottenham fell through as he was ‘wary of fan fallout from joining Chelsea’s rivals despite holding positive talks with Jose Mourinho’
- Chelsea centre back Antonio Rudiger decided against a move to Tottenham
- The German held positive talks with Spurs boss Jose Mourinho before deadline
- However, Rudiger was wary of a fan fallout by joining one of Chelsea’s rivals
Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger decided against a move to Tottenham because he was ‘wary of a fallout with supporters’.
It was revealed that the German defender had held very positive talks with Spurs boss Jose Mourinho as he looked on his way out at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues were prepared to let Rudiger leave on loan but the defender backed out as he ‘felt wary of the potential fall out from supporters for playing for one of Chelsea’s biggest rivals’, reported the Athletic.
Antonio Rudiger decided against a move to Tottenham because he was ‘wary of a fan fallout’
The Chelsea defender had held positive talks with Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho
The 27-year-old instead opted to remain at Stamford Bridge and fight for his place in Frank Lampard’s side.
He also attracted interest from across Europe with AC Milan, Roma and Barcelona who all made approaches but were hindered by financial issues.
PSG manager Thomas Tuchel was interested in Rudiger and wanted to bring him to the Ligue 1 champions but no deal was struck.
PSG manager Thomas Tuchel was interested in Rudiger but couldn’t work out a deal for him
The PSG board felt as if they could not sanction the deal, leaving Tuchel further frustrated with the club’s incoming throughout the summer transfer window.
Chelsea also almost shipped off defender Fikayo Tomori following the news that Rudiger would be staying at the club.
However, with a loan move to West Ham all but wrapped up Tomori decided to pull out of the deal and leave David Moyes without the centre back signing he so desperately wanted.
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