Defender shrugs off talk of Chelsea and Tottenham interest

Date published: Monday 5th June 2017 1:31 - Rob McCarthy

Highly-rated Bournemouth defender Adam Smith is ignoring any talk of a potential return to Tottenham or a move to Premier League champions Chelsea.

The 26-year-old right-back has emerged as a target for both London giants after two seasons in which he has proven to be one of Bournemouth’s stand-out performers since their arrival in England’s top flight.

Antonio Conte is looking for more options at the right wing-back spot at Stamford Bridge, while Spurs are weighing up replacements for Kyle Walker, who looks set to move on this summer.

However, when asked about an potential transfers, Smith told the Bournemouth Echo: “That transfer talk is part of football, all the speculation builds towards the end of every season.

“It is always nice to be talked about in a positive way, because it means you are doing something right. I would rather that than be getting bad press.

“But I do not take too much notice of it. I am a Bournemouth player and I am planning to have a nice holiday now, then come back here next season.”

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