Tottenham made a late move for one Chelsea player this summer


After a long summer of speculation, the transfer window finally closed on Thursday evening. 

There were some massive deals, especially in the Premier League, with clubs spending a record amount of money for the sixth consecutive season.

The title challengers, unsurprisingly, spent most of the £1.4 billion on players to challenge both domestically and in the Champions League.   

Defending champions Chelsea completed a number of deals, signing the likes of Tiemoue Bakayoko, Alvaro Morata and Antonio Rudiger.

They also landed Davide Zappacosta and Danny Drinkwater on deadline day.

Manchester United, who are currently top of the league after three wins from three games, spent similar money.

They secured Romelu Lukaku, Victor Lindelof and Nemanja Matic to boost Jose Mourinho's squad and so far, it looks like money well spent.  

One team that left it quite late to make some moves in the transfer market was Tottenham. Mauricio Pochettino's team finished second behind Chelsea last year.


They'll be playing Champions League football again this term and will feel they can challenge domestically, so fans were getting worried as they made little progress early in the window.  

In fact, it wasn't until midway through August, after the new season kicked off, that Spurs made an announcement.   

Davinson Sanchez was their first signing on August 18 and to the delight of the club's fans, he was joined by Serge Aurier and Fernando Llorente shortly before the window shut. 

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But according to reports, Spurs attempted to make another huge signing this summer, one from rivals Chelsea. 

Michy Batshuayi was made a late target, with the north London club approaching Antonio Conte's team, according to the Daily Mail, as per the Metro

Unsurprisingly, they were turned away by the reigning champions, who couldn't secure another attacking signing to give Morata more competition. 

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Being rebuffed by Chelsea may have played some part in Spurs hijacking a move for Llorente, who was apparently another of Roman Abramovich's targets. 

Blues fans should be happy that the 23-year-old will be the only one challenging Morata up front next season, as signing another striker may have damaged the Belgian's development. 

Unfortunately for Spurs, it appears that Batshuayi's goal tally for them will stay at one after his own goal when the two sides met at Wembley last month.  


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