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'Abramovich said "you've got to come back, I don't do business with them"': Carlton Cole reveals Chelsea's owner REFUSES to sell players to Tottenham and called him back when he was on the brink of a White Hart Lane move Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich refuses to sell his players to rivals Tottenham Carlton Cole has told the story of how a potential move to Spurs was scuppered  The English striker had already passed a medical before his move was called off 

By Kieran Lynch For Mailonline

Published: 11:17 BST, 6 September 2020 | Updated: 11:43 BST, 6 September 2020

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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

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

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'.'

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