Chelsea open to Conor Gallagher transfer, reports say

Spurs have been keeping an eye on Chelsea's midfielder for a few months now, and with little in the way of contract renewal, some reports indicate that the London club may consider selling the player in January.
Newcastle United v Chelsea FC - Premier League
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Daily Mail has reported that Chelsea are open to cashing in on their midfielder this upcoming transfer window. The player's contract runs out in 18 months, and the club are also looking to bolster their funds in order to improve the squad in other areas of the pitch.

Chelsea spent a whopping £400 million last summer, and though their plan to spread out payment of transfer fees across longer contracts has provided a temporary loop hole for financial fair play rules, they need would surely benefit from a cash influx, especially before spending big once again. Blues manager Mauricio Pochettino is keen to bring in a new striker, and the options on his list fall towards the expensive side with the likes of Victor Osimhen in the mix.

Spurs were linked with Gallagher last summer, amongst other midfielders, and it seems that with the injuries the squad have picked up, an incoming player in the central area may still be a good decision.

The Englishman's extremely high work-rate would suit Ange Postecoglou's system of high intensity, high pressing, attacking football perfectly; And while Dejan Kulusevski has thrived in a midfield role over the previous few fixtures, the addition of another CAM would allow the Swede to have more positional freedom and play out wide if Ange prefers.

With Gallagher among their ranks, Tottenham's midfield would be stacked with talent, and difficult to select from. Between James Maddison, Rodrigo Bentancur, Yves Bissouma, Pape Sarr, and Conor Gallagher, Ange would have five ready-to-start players on his hands.

While Chelsea have yet to receive an official bid from North London, this situation would be one to monitor closely, as Ange has spoken previously on his preference for completing deals early in the transfer window, which is now only a few weeks away.