In order for Chelsea to “consider” selling Conor Gallagher, Tottenham Hotspur will need to pay up to £60 million. However, journalist Ben Jacobs of GIVEMESPORT has reported that Daniel Levy, the chairman, is expected to irritate manager Ange Postecoglou if he refuses to make those demands at Hotspur Way.
Early in the transfer window, Spurs have been active. Days after Timo Werner moved to the capital on a first loan that may be extended permanently for an additional £15 million, Radu Dragusin joined the team from Genoa for £26.7 million.
In addition, there have been outgoings, such as Eric Dier joining Bayern Munich on a loan that has the potential to become a long-term deal for about £3.4 million. However, there may be more activity before the deadline on February 1.
Spurs have Gallagher highlighted as their primary target.
According to the Independent, Gallagher is Tottenham’s major goal for the remaining winter window. Postecoglou is moving forward with intentions to expand his options in the center of the park after bolstering his forward line and defense.
Spurs are looking for an all-action midfielder who can also go in for the attack-minded James Maddison when needed, and the England international, who has only missed one Premier League game since the season began, is reportedly the ideal choice.
It is believed Chelsea would accept a bid that enables them to earn a guaranteed sum of £45 million, with the possibility of it going up to £60 million; nonetheless, if Chelsea were to reach that amount, Gallagher would become the most expensive signing in Tottenham’s history.
Despite being the impetus behind Spurs’ pursuit because he is eager to add the 23-year-old to his roster, Postecoglou faces a major challenge even if terms are reached with their London rivals in the upcoming weeks.
This is because Gallagher is adamant on staying at Stamford Bridge and settling on a new deal rather than leaving for greener pastures. Therefore, as the transfer deadline approaches, protracted negotiations over personal terms may become problematic.
As talkSPORT reporter Alex Crook recently revealed to GIVEMESPORT, comrades of the Blues’ academy graduate are ‘up in arms’ over his availability, Tottenham may potentially spark strife within the Chelsea dressing room if they push for a move.
The west Londoners have not presented a new deal, raising doubts over Gallagher’s long-term future, but they are willing to entertain offers as Gallagher’s departure would enable former Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino to increase his budget.
Despite considering bids, Jacobs is aware that Chelsea is not in a rush to trade Gallagher and that their demands exceed the amount Tottenham will be willing to pay as long as Levy is in charge of discussions.
A mid-season move to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is doubtful, despite the respected reporter’s knowledge that Postecoglou is an admirer of the former Crystal Palace loanee, who is in the final 18 months of his £50,000-per-week contract at Stamford Bridge.
“It’s not a sign that Chelsea is trying to push Gallagher out the door when people claim Chelsea would sell for the appropriate price.
“That means Chelsea would consider a sale if someone came in with a minimum guaranteed offer of £45 million, and probably a total package of £55 million or £60 million. Gallagher is likely to stay at Chelsea if that target is not met.
“I don’t see Spurs coming close to that deal because, given Daniel Levy’s business style, it’s difficult to think that they will move up to £55 million or £60 million if their asking price was £35 million at the conclusion of the previous window.
“Chelsea’s stance would have to soften, or it’s hard to see Spurs getting that one done, despite the fact that they do admire the player.”
Tottenham is searching for Hackney.
Hayden Hackney of Middlesbrough may be a better choice than Gallagher because Tottenham is reportedly getting ready to challenge Manchester City, Manchester United, and Liverpool for the 21-year-old’s signature, according to the Evening Standard.
However, the report indicates that Postecoglou, who has led the Championship team to 13 victories in his first 22 games, may have a difficult time coming to an agreement because the team has informed potential suitors that they will only entertain deals if they receive an incredible offer.
Middlesbrough has acknowledged that Hackney will probably be lured away from the Riverside Stadium in the summer, according to transfer insider Dean Jones, who spoke to GIVEMESPORT recently. However, by waiting, other interested parties may be able to move up to the front of the line for his services. Tottenham is one of Hackney’s admirers.
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The former Tottenham player Michael Carrick manages Boro, who are desperate to keep hold of the defensive midfielder. As a result, they are hesitant to consider offers that are less than £20 million and insist on a significant sell-on price in any proposed transaction.
Given that Hackney signed a new £6,500-per-week deal in June of last year, committing to the Teesside team until the summer of 2027, Middlesbrough is in a strong negotiation position, and Tottenham will need to come up with a hefty payment if they hope to strike an agreement.
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