Tottenham ‘could attempt to sign’ Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher in January according to former Spurs player Alan Hutton.
He told Football Insider that if Gallagher does not get regular playing time at Chelsea between now and January, there could be ‘an opportunity’ for Tottenham to ‘secure a deal’.
Tottenham were strongly linked with a move for the Chelsea man in the summer and reportedly even ‘held extensive talks’ with the club over a potential deal for him but an agreement could not be reached for the £45m man.
When asked if Spurs could reattempt to sign the midfielder in January, Hutton told Football Insider:
“We will have to wait and see what his playing time is like at Chelsea.
“We are looking at, when all fit, a very healthy and large squad so it depends how Pochettino sees him and uses him.
“Does he see him as a regular starter? Or is he more of a squad player? If that is the case then come January he may be looking to get out and play football.
“I think whoever gets him is getting a fantastic footballer at a very good age. He will cost a few quid but I think if Tottenham could get him he makes their squad better.“
It was reported in the summer that Chelsea were open to sanctioning Gallagher’s departure if their asking price was met, and it remains to be seen if Tottenham will meet his valuation in the upcoming January transfer window.