Tottenham turned down the opportunity to sign Michy Batshuayi on loan because of Chelsea’s unfair demands, according to the Mirror.
On deadline day, Batshuayi emerged as a possible option for Spurs. The striker was keen to leave Chelsea on loan and eventually joined Crystal Palace on a deal until the end of the season.
West Ham United and Real Betis were also linked with a move for Batshuayi during the day. The Mirror claims those sides were quoted a £2 million loan fee.
Rather predictably, Chelsea quoted Tottenham £8 million to take Batshuayi on loan for the remainder of the campaign.
The London rivals rarely do business and there appears to be bad blood between the two boardrooms, which is perhaps the reason behind Chelsea’s unfair demands.
On top of that, the Blues would risk strengthening a rival for Champions League qualification by sending Spurs a useful player – there would be no reason for them to that unless there was an extra financial incentive.
Tottenham haven’t signed a player since Lucas Moura arrived in the January transfer window last year.