Football Insider reports that Tottenham are preparing a surprise last-minute bid to sign Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher before the closure of the transfer window.
The report claims, that as per their well-placed sources, Spurs are looking to rekindle their interest in the 23-year-old following the unsuccessful pursuit of Kalvin Phillips from Manchester City.
The report claims, that as per their well-placed sources, Spurs are set to revive their interest in the 23-year-old after their failure to sign Kalvin Phillips from Manchester City.
It adds that the club has held talks with their rivals earlier this month, and they are demanding a fee close to £80million in total for the midfielder.
While Spurs made two early signings in striker Timor Werner and defender Radu Dragusin, they have failed to sign a midfielder this month, a position that was said to be their top priority coming into the transfer window.
Gallagher has consistently been linked with a potential move to Spurs, and there are indications that a late move might be in the works.
Despite Chelsea’s willingness to entertain offers for Gallagher at the right price, it is suggested that manager Mauricio Pochettino views the midfielder as a crucial part of the team’s structure and envisions building the squad around him.
Gallagher, who came through Chelsea’s academy, has even been entrusted with the captain’s armband in the absence of Reece James.
Reports also suggest that Gallagher is keen on remaining with Chelsea until the end of the season, expressing a preference not to depart midway through the campaign.
It will be interesting to see how this develops in the next couple of days with just a few days left in the January window to shut.