Ryan Bertrand
Ryan BertrandReuters

Tottenham are considering a move in signing Chelsea defender Ryan Bertrand, according to the Metro.

The 24-year-old saw his playing time being restricted, where he made only one appearance for the Blues during the first half of the 2013/14 campaign.

The left-back spent the second half of last season on-loan at Aston Villa and will return to Stamford Bridge this summer.

The report claims Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers wanted to land Bertrand as the former Swansea boss wanted to strengthen his side's back four.

However, the north London club's new manager Mauricio Pochettino has long been an admirer of the England international and is set to beat the Reds in landing him.

The Argentine manager left Southampton and agreed to take Spurs job after signing a five-year deal. Pochettino wanted to sign Bertrand for the Saints as a replacement for Luke Shaw, who is reportedly set to make a move away from St Mary's Stadium this summer.

Despite leaving Southampton, Pochettino has maintained his interest in Bertrand and wants to sign the English defender for his new club this summer.

The left-back is believed to have no future at Stamford Bridge, despite the departure of Ashley Cole as a free agent.

Bertrand is reportedly not included in Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho's plan at the west London club next season and the manager is ready to sanction the sale of his player. The Blues are ready to part ways with the defender if Spurs could pay £6m for his services.

Earlier in March, the Blues defender admitted that he would leave Chelsea if he is not assured of a regular place in Chelsea's starting lineup next season.

"Come the summer I need to be the No.1 left-back, wherever that will be," Bertrand said.

"I have ambitions but I have to be realistic as well. I will sit down and consider all my options. Staying here isn't something I would rule out. I've had years of playing but since I was 17 I have been on loan, basically.

"I've spent the past few years at Chelsea, in and out of the team, and the experience I've gained from that is I'm happy just playing. That's what it comes down to in football. If you're getting the respect from your peers that you deserve, that means a lot," the left-back stressed.