Transfer update: Tottenham consider Chelsea midfielder a 'dream signing'

Spurs have been linked with Conor Gallagher for months now, with talks of a summer move continuing to circulate the media.

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According to journalist Dean Jones, who recently spoke with Give Me Sport (via The Hard Tackle), Spurs are still very interested in bringing the English footballer to North London:

"Tottenham are absolutely convinced that he's the kind of dream number eight that they're after. So from a playing style, and personality on the pitch, Conor Gallagher really does fit the ethos of where they want to take this team."

Dean Jones

The player's attacking mentality and creativity on and off the ball seem to fit Ange's style of play perfectly, as does his incredibly high work-rate. However, with the summer transfer window still months away, there's plenty of time for things to get in the way of the deal, one being the fact that Gallagher seems to be happy at Chelsea:

"I'd say things that go against it at the moment are the fact that Conor Gallagher is Chelsea through and through. And that does sometimes play into whether a player would be willing to join a certain team. I'm not ruling out that he would join Tottenham, but it's something to consider."

Dean Jones

According to Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino, "he wants to stay at Chelsea... it's for him and the club to discuss."

It's of course too early to make any assumptions about the deal and whether or not Tottenham will be able to sway Gallagher's opinion come this summer. A lot could go on between now and then, and perhaps nothing more crucial than how each time will fair by the end of the season.

If Chelsea continue to struggle (as they currently sit 10th in the table), and if Pochettino loses his job, it's reasonable to assume that Gallagher may look for a new team. At the same time, perhaps the continued losses and his loyalty to the club would make him want to stay with the Blues even more.