Mauricio Pochettino left Toby Alderweireld out of Tottenham’s squad to face Chelsea “without an explanation,” according to the Mirror.
Spurs secured their first league victory at Stamford Bridge for 28 years on Sunday, but Alderweireld wasn’t even on the bench despite playing 90 minutes for Belgium just days before.
The 29-year-old was sidelined for three months with a hamstring injury earlier this season and has struggled to return to fitness since returning in February.
His lack of game time has also been put down to speculation surrounding his future – Alderweireld is believed to have turned down Tottenham’s latest contract offer.
That has led to interest from a host of big clubs from across Europe including Paris Saint-Germain, who are reportedly willing to pay Alderweireld £200,000-a-week.
There is now feeling the defender is edging closer to the exit door at Spurs after the Mirror revealed he wasn’t given an explanation for his omission at Chelsea.
It certainly seems like there has been a falling out between Pochettino and Alderweireld, and I wouldn’t be hugely surprised to see the centre-back leave this summer.