White Hart Lane boss keen on Stamford Bridge duo.
Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is reportedly readying a bid to sign Chelsea pair Didier Drogba and Alex in January. The White Hart Lane boss will make a hopeful bid for the duo when the transfer window re-opens as he looks to beef up his squad in the pursuit of a coveted top four spot.
Talks between Chelsea and Drogba over a new contract have reportedly broken down and the Ivory Coast international will be out of contract in the summer with a number of club’s keen on the veteran striker. The Blues may elect to cash in on the 33 year old in January to avoid losing the Blues man for free next summer. With that in mind Tottenham will offer up to £6m to avoid having to run the gauntlet of many sides able to offer a higher salary when his deal ends.
The likes of PSG, Bayern Munich and Marseille have all been linked with the striker who has netted an impressive 145 goals in 252 starts since his move to Stamford Bridge in July 2004.
Some reports have suggested that Drogba may well consider offers from Premier League sides as he has settled in the UK and could feel that a move across to North London may be a new challenge he would be interested in. He would also feel confident of securing regular first team football, something he can not be guaranteed at Chelsea.
Andre Villas-Boas had started the season with Fernando Torres as his first choice striker and then showed his faith in youth by selecting England Under 21 international Daniel Sturridge after he had completed his suspension. The likes of Juan Mata and Romelu Lukaku are other young alternatives that may also lead the likes of Nicolas Anelka and Salomon Kalou to consider their futures at the West London club.
Tottenham are also interested in Brazilian centre back Alex and hope to lure the 29 year old with the promise of first team football. The former PSV Eindhoven man has struggled to convince a string of Chelsea boss’s of his worth since his move to the club in 2007.
The powerfully built defender with a penchant for long range free-kicks is behind the likes of John Terry and David Luiz in Andre Villas-Boas’s thinking and has made just two Premier League appearances thus far this season.