Tottenham are being backed to make a shocking deadline day move to sign Conor Gallagher.
The North London club remains active in the market despite the minor setback of losing out on Antonio Nusa’s signature.
However, Spurs are considering a significant transfer move on the last day.
That’s according to journalist Luke Edwards who has discussed the possibility of what seems to be a ‘shocking’ move now.
According to Edwards, Chelsea have indicated a soft availability for Gallagher, and if Tottenham submit a bid in the range of £40-50 million, it is likely to be accepted.
While Edwards expresses his reservations about Chelsea selling a player they’ve entrusted with the captain’s armband under Mauricio Pochettino, he acknowledges the business logic behind it, considering Gallagher has 18 months left on his contract.
Speaking on the BBC’s Transfer Gossip Daily, Luke Edwards discussed the transfer speculation leading up to the final day.
“It’s really interesting. I said that it would be complete and utter madness for Chelsea to sell the player they have given their captain’s armband to under Pochettino.
“But it comes down to business logic. He has 18 months left on his deal and he has been made available, a soft availability is what I call it. The world of football has known Conor Gallagher, if you pay the right money he will be allowed to leave.
“Tottenham have had a long-standing interest, Tottenham sold Harry Kane for pure profit, and they have got the room to do stuff this month that other clubs haven’t.
“I just wonder,if Tottenham put in a £40 or £50 million bid, probably £50 million for Conor Gallagher, it would be accepted.”
“And I think that’s a real shame. Because they went and spent £115 million on Moises Caicedo and £100 million on Enzo Fernandez they are now in a position where they have to sell this player who has come through the system to their biggest rivals.
“I think that would be one of the most shocking, the most talked about, the most headline grabbing transfers. It’s been rumoured all month.
“If Tottenham are going to make their move they will have to do it in the next 48 hours but that’s definitely one of the more controversial transfers that could happen.”
Gallagher, who previously attracted interest from Tottenham in the summer, has become a crucial player for Chelsea this season.
The 23-year-old midfielder has taken on the responsibility of the captain’s armband in the absence of Reece James.
Tottenham’s pursuit of Gallagher has continued, and Ange Postecoglou is reportedly backing the move.
The question remains whether Tottenham will make a decisive move on the final day of the window or choose to wait until the summer to pursue Gallagher further.