Transfer insider Dean Jones claims that Tottenham believe they have identified the midfielder who will be the perfect signing for them this month.
Spurs are having a busy January window, having already signed striker Timo Werner from Bundesliga on a loan deal with an option to buy.
They have also addressed the defence, signing highly-rated Genoa defender Radu Dragusin who rejected Bayern Munich to join the North London club.
It is believed that Spurs have now turned their attention towards a midfielder, and are strongly linked with Chelsea captain Conor Gallagher.
As per Dean Jones, the club believes Gallagher is the perfect fit. Speaking on the Ranks FC Podcast, he claimed that there is a possibility that Spurs do sign a new midfielder this month, and he says that he’s been told the club think Conor Gallagher would be the perfect number eight fit.
“There definitely is a possibility of that and if they were to get what they believe to be the perfect number eight fit I’m told that they think Conor Gallagher would genuinely be that.”
A move for Gallagher can not be completely ruled out, but it is difficult. It is reported that Chelsea are willing to sell him but for the right price, which is said to be in the region of £50m-£60m.
However, Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino has no desire to part ways with him and rather wants to build the team around him.
The player himself may also prefer not to leave mid-season and wait until the summer for any move.