Although Conor Gallagher has been an outstanding player for the west Londoners this season, his sale would be entirely profit-based and help the team stay under the Financial Fair Play guidelines. He is an academy graduate.
West Ham made the largest offer of £42 million for Gallagher, which Chelsea turned down multiple times throughout the summer, but they might now profit.
With two days remaining in the transfer window, Tottenham, who had discussions with Gallagher in the summer, are reportedly giving serious thought to resuming their approach, according to The Times.
Any bid for the England international was always going to be opportunistic, and Chelsea might drop their asking price if they don’t get rid of any other youth players, such Trevoh Chalobah and Armando Broja.
nonetheless, in order to pursue a deal for Gallagher, Spurs will probably need to let go of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg; nonetheless, it appears that the Dane will stay in north London until the summer.
Hojbjerg’s attorney, Lars Halgreen, clarified last week: “The player never asked to leave now.”
He’s got a lot of goals for Tottenham and Denmark, and he wants to keep getting better, just as he has his entire career. His sole priority is helping Tottenham win the season and providing as much support as he can.
Per the Evening Standard, persuading the midfield player to relocate to north London is another barrier to any deal for Gallagher.
His contract is just expiring in 18 months, and there hasn’t been any movement towards a renewal, but his dream would be to remain at Stamford Bridge and play for the team he has always loved.
He is hesitant to leave Chelsea at this moment, especially since Mauricio Pochettino has made him a vital member of the team and he is getting regular playing time in advance of the summer’s European Championship.
Gallagher is someone Chelsea would ideally like to keep and would rather sell, but Chalobah hasn’t gotten much serious interest after a season marred by injuries.
Chelsea is not happy that only loan deals have been offered for Broja, despite interest from Fulham, West Ham and Wolves.
Chelsea would most likely accept a bid for Gallagher in the neighborhood of £45 million, though Spurs are unlikely to match that amount and the player himself will need to be persuaded.