Revealed: How Daniel Levy, Roman Abramovich, Marina Granovskaia, Tottenham and Chelsea communicate during transfer negotiations
Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur are limiting their communication to email rather than meeting in person or talking on the phone during transfer negotiations, according to reports.
The relationship between the two London clubs is sour. Their working “relationship” is seen as a “sure sign of fireworks” between Daniel Levy and Chelsea manager Marina Granovskaia when it comes to transferring business.
The two clubs have had clashes over deals involving their two players, but players from other clubs they both pursue – Eden Hazard in 2012 and Willian in 2013 for example.
This has been going on between clubs for the past 10 years. Chelsea wanted Luka Modric, Spurs said no. Antonio Rudiger interested the north part of London but the Blues blocked an agreement, as did Olivier Giroud.
Discussions were held by Chelsea with representatives of Harry Kane over the summer, confirmed Thomas Tuchel, but nothing was possible.
And the behind-the-scenes relationship was revealed by Athletic. They claim that when it comes to reform and helping businesses through transfers, Bruce Buck and Levy have “good relations.”
But when it comes to transfers, it’s quite the opposite – “some sources have suggested that for a deal to be done, any negotiation should be conducted by email rather than over the phone or in person.”
Another source claims: “If a player is on an upward curve but just doesn’t stand a chance at Chelsea, he would say, ‘Well, we’re not going to sell to Spurs.’
It could be some time before a major transfer between the clubs occurs, and Kane is extremely unlikely to be the first.
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