Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho desperate to beat old side Chelsea to transfer

Tottenham are lining up a move for Bournemouth star Aaron Ramsdale, as Jose Mourinho looks to shake up his goalkeeper options. But, Spurs face stiff competition from Chelsea, who are looking to offload £72million signing Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Bournemouth’s goalkeeper Ramsdale has impressed this season, in his debut Premier League campaign.

The England Under-21 international was on loan at AFC Wimbledon last season, but was promoted to the Cherries’ first team by Eddie Howe during the summer.

After ranking highly among Premier League goalkeepers this season, Ramsdale has drawn a number of plaudits.

Now, Tottenham and Chelsea are both considering moves for the youngster, as they eye long-term replacements for their respective current No 1s.

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Tottenham are already looking to sign a new goalkeeper, with Michel Vorm’s contract set to expire this summer, according to the Daily Mail.

Ramsdale would likely be initially brought into to act as a back-up to Hugo Lloris.

But, he could provide a genuine threat to Lloris, who has struggled for form of late.

The Frenchman made two crucial blunders in Spurs’ Champions League second-leg defeat to RB Leipzig on Tuesday, drawing criticism from fans.

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Chelsea, meanwhile, are believed to be searching for a new first-choice goalkeeper.

The record signing, Arrizabalaga, was dropped by Frank Lampard earlier this season.

He was replaced by Willy Caballero in the starting line up for a month.

The Spaniard regained his placed after a stunning performance against Liverpool in the FA Cup.


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It’s not clear whether Chelsea are open to selling Arrizabalaga, although a number of clubs are believed to be interested.

Nevertheless, both Tottenham and Chelsea face an uphill battle to convince Bournemouth to sell Ramsdale this summer.

The Cherries are determined to keep hold of the 21-year-old, and he remains on a long-term contract.

He only signed a new four-year deal at the Vitality Stadium in October.


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At the time, Ramsdale admitted that he was delighted to be tying his future down with the club.

“I’ve put in a lot of hard work on and off the pitch to get to this position,” said the goalkeeper.

“It’s been a relatively short space of time but I’ve have had two good, different loan spells and am now seeing the benefits of that hard work in the Premier League each week.

“We have a great goalkeeping department here, with the coaches and other goalkeepers, and we are always pushing each other to be the best we can be.

“That can only help us all and I’m over the moon to have signed a new contract.”

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