Spurs searching for new centre-back in January but Chalobah interest cooled

Tottenham have cooled their interest in Chelsea defender Trevoh Chalobah amid concerns over his recent injury problems and are looking elsewhere for a new centre-back in January.

Spurs looked into signing him on Deadline Day in the summer but he was already out with a hamstring problem and two weeks away from a return.

Chalobah has since suffered another setback and is expected to be out until early January, meaning he will have spent almost six months on the sidelines.

Bayern Munich remain interested in the 24-year-old but a move in the New Year would present a risk for both the player and a new club, making it more likely at this stage that he will stay at least for the rest of the season.

Spurs wanted to sign another new centre-back in the summer following the capture of Micky van de Ven and that desire has only intensified following the hamstring injury that will keep the Dutchman out into the New Year.