Chelsea are desperate to sign €50m-rated Uruguay international

Tottenham Hotspur are set to rival Chelsea in the pursuit of the Uruguay international Jose Gimenez, according to a report from Fichajes.

He has been a mainstay in Los Rojiblancos defence for a few seasons now, but his professional career with the club has been plagued by injuries.

Jose has not featured in more than 30 matches in a single La Liga term and is currently out of action because of a muscle injury as well but that hasn’t deterred the aforementioned pair from registering interest in the player.

Both the teams are looking for centre-halves in the transfer window and have pinpointed the 27-year-old as a potential option.

The Blues are preparing for the exits of two of their first-choice central defenders in Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger.

The latter is set to sign for Real Madrid in a four-year contract, while the Denmark star has allegedly reached a verbal agreement with Xavi’s Barcelona.

Spurs are also preparing for an eye-catching summer transfer window at the back under manager Antonio Conte.

The north Londoners are poised to provide the Italian head coach with a war chest to improve the team ahead of the 2022/23 term.