Assou-Ekotto focused on Spurs

Tottenham left-back Benoit Assou-Ekotto has played down reports that he could leave the club to join London rivals Chelsea.

Last Updated: 23/12/12 at 15:38 Post Comment

Benoit Assou-Ekotto: Not thinking about any potential offer from Chelsea

Benoit Assou-Ekotto: Not thinking about any potential offer from Chelsea

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There has been speculation that Chelsea want to sign the Cameroon international as a replacement for Ashley Cole, whose contract is due to expire at the end of the season.

But Assou-Ekotto, who has been at Spurs since 2006, says there have been no discussions over a possible move and will not be distracted by the rumours.

"I have a contract until 2015 with Spurs and I do not know if they want to sell me, so for me it is paper talk," he told Sky Sports.

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