Spurs target Duff begins pre-season with Chelsea

July 17, 2006

Chelsea winger Damien Duff returned for pre-season training today as speculation over his future intensified.

Duff is reportedly close to completing an £11million move to Tottenham but the Republic of Ireland international reported for Blues duty on the first day back after the summer break.

The 27-year-old was joined at Chelsea's Cobham training ground by new signings Salomon Kalou and Hilario.

Duff, Carlo Cudicini, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Geremi and Lassana Diarra were also involved in today's sessions.

Chelsea's World Cup stars are expected to begin pre-season training over the next two weeks.