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Spurs challenged by Chelsea for Beijing Guoan defender Kim Min-jae

Beijing Guoan centre-back Kim Min-jae is wanted by Chelsea and Heung-min Son's Tottenham.

The Mirror says Tottenham are ready to step up their interest amid growing concerns of competition from London rivals Chelsea.

The 6ft 3in Beijing Guoan centre-back,24, is nicknamed 'the monster' and is a rising star in Asia.

Spurs were first interested in Heung-min Son's international team-mate in the close season after Jan Vertonghen left.

Now they are plotting a fresh move as Chelsea could be about to enter the race.

The Stamford Bridge club famously hi-jacked Spurs' move for Willian in August 2013 to snatch the Brazilian from under their noses in a £30million deal.

Tottenham chiefs are anxious to avoid a similar embarrassing and frustrating scenario.

Min-jae's contract expires in December 2021 and his club in the Chinese capital are ready to cash in.

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