Tottenham issue Arnesen ultimatum

Tottenham have given Chelsea until 1200 BST on Friday to resolve the row surrounding the Blues’ approach to sporting director Frank Arnesen.

Photographs in Thursday’s papers show Arnesen on board Roman Abramovich’s yacht but the club say the meeting was “purely a social occasion”.

“Having seen the pictures we’ve contacted Chelsea and set them a deadline,” said a Spurs spokeswoman.

“If we don’t reach agreement by noon on Friday, we’ll make a formal complaint.”

Spurs are said to want £8m in compensation, and would accept a player as part of a deal, notably Wayne Bridge.

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