Fabrizio Romano issues Chelsea transfer update as 'wonderful' Tottenham claim made

Benoit Badiashile of Chelsea Benoit Badiashile of Chelsea
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All the latest news and transfer rumours surrounding Chelsea and Tottenham during the international break.

Chelsea and Tottenham have put together very different starts to the season, but the former beginning to turn things around. While Tottenham have added two defeats to a previously unbeaten start to the campaign, the Blues have picked up some big results over recent weeks.

Mauricio Pochettino's men have beaten Spurs and drawn with Manchester City before going into the international break, and they are edging closer to the European spots. As both teams take a break, we have rounded up all the latest news and transfer rumours surrounding the team clubs.

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Badiashile exit rumours addressed

Transfer insider Fabrizio Romano has claimed rumours of Chelsea offloading Benoit Badiashile in the January transfer window.

“Guys, what I’m hearing is that the only centre-back expected to leave Chelsea is still Trevoh Chalobah,” told CaughtOffside. “Chelsea invested big money last year in Badiashile, so letting him go on the cheap is something that they’re absolutely not considering.

“It’s true that Milan appreciate the player but at the moment for Chelsea the idea is very clear; the only player leaving in January is Trevoh Chalobah.”

Souness on Maddison

Graeme Souness has been raving about Tottenham star James Maddison while discussing England with Euro 2024 approaching. Maddison has often been overlooked by the Three Lions in the past, but while he has struggled with injury over recent weeks, he stands a good chance of playing a key role next summer.

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“Get another attacking player in there. They have been lacking creativity at times and the best creative player in English football has been, for a number of years, James Maddison," Souness told the Daily Mail.

“OK, Maddison is injured, but there has been a reluctance to throw him in. I would play him just off Harry Kane, and Kane would love playing with him. Southgate has the players to win tournaments and this, for him, is a wonderful opportunity.”

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