Tottenham Hotspur wanted to sign the South Korean international following the departure of Jan Vertonghen, but they went after Joe Rodon instead.
According to the , before the end of this month Spurs are keen on moving for the signature of Beijing Guoan centre-back Kim Min-jae after failing to land him during the summer transfer window.
Chelsea have now registered interest in recruiting the services of Min-jae, and that has kept the North Londoners on their toes.
Jose Mourinho’s men could do with more steel at the back, and are looking to strengthen the department by signing the Asian star, although they have shipped just 16 goals in 17 Premier League games this term – the second lowest in the top-flight.
Min-jae stands at 6ft 3in and is nicknamed ‘the monster’ as a result of his huge stature.
Given his quality and massive potential he is excellent on the ball and could help improve Spurs defensively.
He has a year left on his current contract and Guoan are ready to cash in on him after failing to do so last summer.