Football.london believes that Tottenham and Chelsea are not currently in talks for midfielder Conor Gallagher. After a stellar season with the Blues, the England international has been linked to a move across London since the summer. Spurs attempted to sign him on deadline day, and interest from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is still present.
Ange Postecoglou has suffered greatly from injuries during his debut season in the Premier League, especially in defense, but midfield is the area of concern before 2024 kicks off. While Pape Matar Sarr and Yves Bissouma are away on international duty and Pierre Emile-Hojbjerg has been linked to an exit, James Maddison and Rodrigo Bentancur are both injured.
Up to five experienced midfield players may miss the first month of 2024, which has inevitably led to an increase in rumors about Gallagher, particularly in light of Chelsea’s unexpected position regarding his future. Gallagher has frequently been chosen captain under Mauricio Pochettino, and he has been a reliable presence in the Chelsea midfield, frequently surpassing both Moises Caicedo and Enzo Fernandez, who were both signed for salaries above £100 million.
With his latest verdict revealing, Pochettino was obviously questioned about Gallagher’s future in light of the exit links.Saying of the 23-year-old, “That is between the club and the player,” he stated. I don’t have to say too much because I didn’t make the decision. He is one of the captains and is in the starting lineup for almost every game. He is, in my opinion, the kind of player the team needs.
“He’s important because of his Chelsea values,” Pochettino continued. He is incredibly dedicated, knows the identity of the club, and is a product of the academy. On the field, his running, playing, and fighting styles are evident. He is a very vital player who gives it his best. Every coach wants a player like this on his team.
Gallagher is obviously loved by Pochettino, but the boardroom’s position is obviously very different, with Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali hoping to trade the midfield player in January. This is primarily because any money gained will be recorded in Chelsea’s financial records as pure profit, which will assist offset the substantial expenditures that have been made over the past 12 months.
Journalist Ben Jacobs claims that the Blues are seeking between £45 and £50 million. Pochettino does not have more influence over his future, since Joe Shields, Paul Winstanley, and Laurence Stewart will all be involved in the choice.