Tottenham Hotspur is reportedly ready to back out of a deal to sign Conor Gallagher after Chelsea placed a £60 million price tag on the midfield player, according to Football Transfers.
A week or so ago, there were rumours circulating that the Spurs and Chelsea were in talks to sign Gallagher, and that a bid of about £40 million would be sufficient to seal the deal (Gianluca Di Marzio).
Nonetheless, some reporters have downplayed rumours of an impending Tottenham transfer for the England international in recent days.
This includes Fabrizio Romano, who recently disclosed on his YouTube channel that the two London clubs have not yet engaged in any talks over the midfield player.
The reporter went on to say that the Blues wouldn’t consider selling their academy graduate this month unless they received a “significant offer.”
July 19, 2023, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina: Conor Gallagher of Chelsea cheers on the supporters following Chelsea FC’s Pre-Season Friendly match against Wrexham at Kenan Stadium. (Image courtesy of Chelsea FC/Darren Walsh via Getty Images)
Conor Gallagher is wanted by Chelsea for a high price.
Football Transfers has since reported a similar story, stating that because Gallagher has been one of the West London team’s finest players this season, the club is hesitant to let him go.
According to the source, Chelsea would only think about selling the England international if they were to get an offer greater than £60 million.
According to the report, Spurs’ financial limitations prevent them from spending that type of money on Gallagher, therefore they’re “very likely” to wait until next summer to pursue the midfield player.
Tottenham appears to have been concentrating on completing a deal for Radu Dragusin during the last several days. I firmly anticipate Spurs to test the market with one or two bids for Gallagher once that transaction is finalised.
But if Chelsea demands more than £60 million, the Lilywhites will likely look elsewhere for a player like Arthur Vermeeren or Morgan Gibbs-White.