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Chelsea’s stance on £50m summer transfer revealed as Spurs express interest



Conor Gallagher is attracting interest from Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea’s summer transfer stance has been revealed.

The 23-year-old is currently on Chelsea‘s pre-season tour of the United States and got on the scoresheet during their 5-0 win over Wrexham in North Carolina.

Gallagher’s future at Stamford Bridge has been unclear for several months after Everton attempted to bring the England international to Goodison Park during the January transfer window.

Chelsea have already lost several midfielders this summer, with N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Mason Mount all already departing ahead of 2023-24.

Now, as reported by Sami Mokbel of the Daily Mail, Chelsea have received interest from Spurs for Gallagher, with the midfielder emerging as a candidate to replace Pierre-Emile Hojberg.

Spurs boss Ange Postecoglou ‘is an admirer of Gallagher’s energetic approach and believes he would fit in well to his plans’ in north London.

But Chelsea are currently reluctant to part ways with Gallagher due to seeing their midfield options shorten. Youngsters Andrey Santos and Cesare Casadei have given head coach Mauricio Pochettino something to think about ahead of the new season following their impressive displays against Wrexham.

“The profile is very good, the two names and Carney also, and of course Casadei and Andrey,” admitted Pochettino. “They have the profile. Only they need time. They are young. We cannot forget we are in Chelsea, the pressure is always to win. They need to have the place, to have time to evolve but yes the profile is good.”

It’s suggested that Chelsea’s stance on Gallagher’s future could change should they acquire Moises Caicedo, who they have already had two bids rejected for, from Brighton & Hove Albion.

Pochettino refused to comment on Chelsea’s pursuit of the Ecuador international earlier this week, responding to speculation: “All of the team are working very hard to get what we want. I don’t want to speak about specific names because I think the most important is the players that we have.

“Like us, many clubs are working to sign a player (who) can improve their team. I am not going to talk about specific names because I don’t think it is respectful.”