Even though Ashley Cole has left Chelsea, they're probably about to buy Felipe Luis from Atletico Madrid, while Cesar Azpilicueta has proven that he's more than competent on the left side. That means that Ryan Bertrand is expendable, and he'd probably be a very nice pickup for Tottenham Hotspur.
But would he really be available to Spurs for a reasonable price? Yes, yes he would be!
The Telegraph are reporting that Chelsea are currently asking for £8m for Bertrand, which sounds like a perfectly reasonable price to me. He's performed very well in limited appearances for Chelsea, during loan spells, for England Under-21, Great Britain Under-23 and in two England caps.
Liverpool have reportedly had a £6m bid rejected, but if either Spurs or the Merseysiders rate Bertrand at all, they'll have absolutely no problem coughing up the money to meet Chelsea's asking price. The only issue for Spurs is that, at the moment, Swansea's Ben Davies appears to be preferred. And if he can be had for somewhere between £8-10m, he probably should be preferred.
But at £8m, Bertrand probably won't last long, so it would be nice if Spurs could figure out for sure whether or not they'll be picking up Davies.