Conor Gallagher, a midfielder for Chelsea, was not acquired by Tottenham Hotspur in January, sources revealed Football Insider.
Despite recent conversations between the clubs, transfer correspondent Pete O’Rourke reported in an interview with the latest episode of Football Insider’s Inside Track Podcast that Chelsea now wants to keep the England international for the rest of the season.
Ange Postecoglou is still reportedly very interested in acquiring Gallagher, and Tottenham is reportedly trying to finalize a trade for the central midfield player in the summer.
Gallagher’s long-term future at Stamford Bridge is “up in the air,” according to a reliable source who spoke to Football Insider. This might mean that Spurs could launch a summer raid.
Chelsea will demand a hefty price for the academy graduate, and any transfer would result in only profit for them, greatly easing their Financial Fair Play duties.
After adding Timo Werner on loan from RB Leipzig and Radu Dragusin permanently from Genoa, Spurs are still hoping to add one more player this month.
They are still actively pursuing other targets, but just now, a deal for a central midfielder has taken priority.
Tottenham is interested in Man City midfielder Kalvin Phillips, who would cost a loan fee of £5–6 million, according to a report by Football Insider on January 13.
Following their 2-2 FA Cup draw with Man United on Sunday, January 14, Tottenham is currently ranked fifth in the Premier League standings. Their next matchup is with Man City on January 26.
After three straight victories, Chelsea is currently ranked ninth. On Tuesday, January 23, they will play Middlesbrough in the second leg of the EFL Cup semi-final.
According to sources, Tottenham will now permit the departure of three more senior players this month.