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Tottenham Hotspur waiting for PL rivals to blink first in £50m transfer stand-off

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Tottenham Hotspur are stalling to sign Chelsea star Conor Gallagher anticipating interest from other clubs

According to The Athletic [subscription required], Tottenham Hotspur is potentially awaiting offers from other Premier League clubs for Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher. Despite being a standout performer under Mauricio Pochettino this season, the contract situation, with only 18 months remaining and no indication of an extension, suggests his eventual departure.

While Chelsea has previously been willing to let Gallagher go, his unexpected importance to the team has added a layer of complexity. If a sale were to happen this month, the potential price tag is estimated to be around £50 million, reflecting his increased value and significance to the squad.

Tottenham Hotspur are stalling to sign Chelsea star Conor Gallagher anticipating interest from other clubs.  (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)
Tottenham Hotspur waiting for other PL clubs to offer a deal for the Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

Spurs have been notably active in the winter transfer market, securing significant signings such as Timo Werner on loan from RB Leipzig until the end of the season and Radu Dragusin in a €30 million acquisition from Genoa.

The potential addition of Conor Gallagher could further enhance the club’s value, with the talented 23-year-old making a substantial impact in the esteemed Premier League.

On the outgoing front, manager Ange Postecoglou has opted to loan out Djed Spence, Eric Dier, Sergio Reguilon, Ashley Phillips, and Japhet Tanganga. Additionally, Hugo Lloris has made a move to join the Major League Soccer team LAFC, marking a period of notable changes in the squad composition.

Tottenham Hotspur are stalling to sign Chelsea star Conor Gallagher anticipating interest from other clubs. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Conor Gallagher of Chelsea. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

While there are currently no clear signs of Conor Gallagher departing from Chelsea, the process of negotiating a contract extension has been sluggish. Despite Mauricio Pochettino expressing a strong desire to keep him at the club, the lack of progress in contract talks may pose challenges.

If the situation remains unchanged until the summer, Gallagher will have full control over determining his future course of action, given that his contract is set to expire next year. The upcoming months will likely provide more clarity on the midfielder’s future with Chelsea.

he potential acquisition of Conor Gallagher by Tottenham doesn’t appear to be a typical transaction for the club. However, they are actively monitoring developments, observing which side might yield first in the contract stalemate.

Gallagher’s versatility as a midfielder, capable of contributing in various areas such as offensive midfield and central defence, adds an extra layer of appeal for Tottenham. The ongoing negotiations and potential resolution will be closely watched as both clubs navigate the intricacies of this transfer situation.

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