By Kieran Lynch For Mailonline
Published: 11:17 BST, 6 September 2020 | Updated: 11:43 BST, 6 September 2020
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich refuses to sell players to the club's bitter rivals Tottenham.
The Blues and Tottenham share hostility as local rivals, and the Russian owner who bought the Stamford Bridge club in 2003, continues to make sure that rivalry is kept alive.
Former player Carlton Cole has told the story of how Abramovich stopped the striker from moving to Spurs, even after he had already completed a medical.
Carlton Cole almost left Chelsea to join rivals Tottenham before the move was called off
Owner Roman Abramovich called Cole at the last second to tell him the move wouldn't happen
He told Talksport: 'I almost joined Spurs. I went and did my medical and everything.
'Roman Abramovich found out and he said ‘you've got to come back, you’re not joining them’. He said 'you can’t go to Spurs, I don’t do business with them'.'
The only player to leave