Norwich City boss Alex Neil has told Jose Mourinho to “get the chequebook out” if Chelsea are serious about signing goalkeeper John Ruddy.
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Chelsea have been linked with the Canaries shot-stopper as the Premier League club prepares for life without Petr Cech.
Besiktas is the latest club to be linked with the Czech international, and the 32-year-old’s agent told Fanatik both he and his client had begun negotiations with the Super Lig outfit.
“I have been in contact with Besiktas, we are in talks,” Kolar is quoted as saying by PA Sport.
“Turkey is a choice for Cech, but we will decide when the league is over.”
With speculation mounting of Chelsea’s interest in Ruddy, Neil has called upon Mourinho to dig deep into the club’s coffers if he wants to sign the England international.
“If Chelsea and Jose want John then they can pick up the phone and get the chequebook out. It is part of the game and it doesn’t concern me in the slightest,” Neil is quoted as saying by Daily Express.
“It doesn’t matter what league you are in there is always going to be interest.
“That will happen regardless of the situation we are in right now, particularly around good players who have had a good season.”
The 28-year-old was chased by Chelsea in 2013, but Norwich turned down a £5m offer from the Premier League giants.
Ruddy has two years remaining on his deal with the Canaries, and his future could be decided by his side’s Championship play-off result.
Norwich drew 1-1 at Ipswich on Saturday and are in with a shot of reaching the showpiece at Wembley.