Report: Chelsea really tried to sign £100,000-a-week player from Tottenham Hotspur

Hugo Lloris was allegedly a target for Chelsea under Mauricio Pochettino during the summer transfer window from Ange Postecoglou’s Tottenham Hotspur.

The Telegraph claims that while Chelsea was looking for a replacement for Kepa Arrizabalaga, the Blues called Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.

Chelsea tried to sign Hugo Lloris from Tottenham Hotspur

Following Chelsea’s signing of Robert Sanchez during the summer transfer window, Kepa moved to Real Madrid on loan.

Then, after Sanchez was named Chelsea’s starting goalkeeper, the club began looking for a backup.

The Telegraph claims that Chelsea called Lloris, but shortly thereafter, the previous champions of the UEFA Champions League and the Premier League brought in Djordje Petrovic from the New England Revolution.

Lloris is still a Spurs player.

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We think Chelsea made the proper choice by signing Petrovic rather than Lloris.

The weekly £100,000 (Spotrac) Lloris is passed his prime at the age of 36.

Lloris has been a dependable player for Tottenham for many years, so it was unthinkable that he would take a backseat at Chelsea.

The goalkeeper’s move to Chelsea seemed considered improbable given the fierce rivalry between Tottenham and Chelsea in London.

Petrovic, who is currently 23 years old, has the potential to advance to Chelsea’s starting goalkeeper position.


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Tottenham transfer news: Bournemouth boss Adoni Iraola has spoken about Lloyd Kelly on deadline day as Spurs push to seize the defender.

Andoni Iraola, the manager of Bournemouth, has confirmed that centre-back Lloyd Kelly could leave the club on deadline day after Tottenham made a late approach for him.

With the upcoming exits of Davinson Sanchez, Eric Dier, Japhet Tanganga, and Sergio Reguilon, Ange Postecoglou’s side are looking to add depth to their defence. The 24-year-old was subject to a £20million bid only hours before the window closed.

“He is very valuable as a centre-back or a left-back and we want him to be part of the team,” Iraola said ahead of the Cherries’ encounter against Brentford on Saturday. Sometimes you can’t control the environment, and everyone has to be happy for things to happen.”

Kelly was a target for Tottenham before joining the Seagulls from Bristol City in 2019. He has played 119 times for the club, including a major role in the team’s successful promotion season under Scott Parker in 2021/22, but was injured for much of last season.

When questioned about prospective moves before of Saturday’s match against Burnley, Spurs manager Ange Postecoglou said: “There’s the ones I really want and the ones the scouting department put to me who I really want.” There is no distinction, mate.

“The scouting department should collaborate.” Look, we’re still in the early stages of this, and that’s one of the pieces we don’t currently have.

“It’s fair to say that this window has been unusual because of where the club is in terms of personnel in that area.” Moving forward, however, there will be more defined processes. So far, the proof we have is the players we’ve brought in, and you can see that they are aligned with my vision for the club.


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