Tottenham ‘agree fee’ to sign Chelsea forward Jude Soonsup-Bell, who ‘had similar offer from Man City and clubs abroad’


Tottenham have ‘agreed a fee’ to sign Chelsea Under-21s forward Jude Soonsup-Bell, fending off competition from Manchester City in the process. The 19-year-old is highly rated in their academy but is in the final six months of his contract. Soonsup-Bell has one senior appearance for Chelsea to his nameGetty And the Evening Standard reports Soonsup-Bell will make the move across London to Spurs, who offered him a ‘long-term pathway to the first team via loans from next season.’ The report adds that Man City and some clubs outside of the UK also made similar offers to Soonsup-Bell. Soonsup-Bell has one senior appearance for Chelsea to his name, featuring for 45 minutes during their Carabao Cup victory at Brentford in December 2021. He’ll join a struggling side, with Spurs U21s currently second bottom of Premier League 2. Chelsea have been very busy in the transfer market, making seven signings in January and talkSPORT understands they’re looking to complete the signing of Argentina and Benfica midfielder Enzo Fernandez. However, it could lead to more young players leaving Cobham this season with concerns over ‘around a dozen other youngsters.’ Soonsup-Bell has two goals in Premier League 2 this season, one of them coming against Spurs U21s in NovemberGetty Most read in Football Gordon completes Newcastle transfer, Chelsea revive Fernandez interest, Caicedo updates BBC cut away from 'f*** the Tories' message on homemade FA Cup during Wrexham tie Newcastle complete £45m Gordon deal as ex-Everton man says there's more to come from him Milan concede four or more in consecutive games for the first time ahead of Spurs clash Alexander-Arnold shakes his head at Liverpool substitution and looks furious on bench Zidane's Premier League job options closed for reason that limits next post to Juve or PSG 'Unfortunately he's staying' - Mourinho lets rip on Spurs and Bournemouth target Zaniolo Christian Eriksen seen leaving Old Trafford on crutches after heavy Andy Carroll tackle The Evening Standard says 18-year-old midfielder Charlie Webster will remain at Stamford Bridge though having ‘rejected interest from Borussia Dortmund and PSV Eindhoven’. Meanwhile, fellow academy stars Malik Mothersille and Dion Rankine are also expected to remain in the Blues’ academy. Keep up to date with all the latest news, rumours and gossip with our LIVE transfer blog