Tottenham Hotspur remain linked with a move for Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher.
Spurs tried to sign him in the summer but failed after Chelsea decided against selling him at that time.
They are reportedly set to give it another try this month, with Italian journalist Di Marzio claiming that Spurs are in talks with the club with Chelsea, who are open to selling him for £40m.
However, in conflicting reports, Romano has claimed that the two clubs have not yet been in contact with each other over the player, but Tottenham do appreciate the player.
He confirmed that Spurs tried to bring him in the summer because manager Ange Postecoglou is ‘in love’ with the midfielder.
But as things, stand, the transfer expert claims that the two clubs are not engaged in talks at the moment.
Speaking on KICK, he said:
“Do Tottenham like and appreciate Conor Gallagher? For sure, Tottenham tried to bring in Conor Gallagher in the summer? Why did Tottenham want Gallagher? Because Ange Postecoglou, from what I’m hearing, is in love with the player, he believes he’s a top player, Tottenham really appreciate Gallagher for sure, but are Tottenham and Chelsea in talks with Gallagher? Right now, at the beginning of January? No.”
The prospects of Spurs signing Gallagher appears slim this window. Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino has urged the board against selling the club’s academy graduate. The Argentine envisions building the team around Gallagher, who is a leader in the locker room.
And as per the Evening Standard, the player himself is expected to turn down any offers for him this month as well.
Conor Gallagher has been an important player for Chelsea this season, and Pochettino has acknowledged his significance and commitment to Chelsea’s values.
While a January move remains unlikely, a summer move can not be rules out.