According to the latest reports, Conor Gallagaher now looks set to stay at Stamford Bridge, with his move to Tottenham Hotspur “now off.” Chelsea, who were not actively seeking his departure, had set an asking price of £50 million for Gallagher, making the move contingent on a series of factors, including the fate of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg leaving Spurs to raise funds and create space for the arrival of the Englishman. But with Hojbjerg now staying, the negotiations have ended.
Conor Gallagher’s Potential Move to Tottenham Is Now Off
Deal Breaks Down After Spurs Star Confirms Stay
Nizaar Kinsella, football correspondent for the Standard, offered insights into this developing situation. He reported that Tottenham had explored the possibility of acquiring Gallagher on deadline day. However, the potential transfer is tied to the status of Hojbjerg, whose departure now seems unlikely.
Dan Kilpatrick, another writer for Standard Sport, provided further clarity on Tottenham’s transfer intentions. The club has decided not to pursue late deals for both Gallagher and Lloyd Kelly. While the North London club had shown interest in the Chelsea midfielder, the fact that Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg is now expected to remain at the club has complicated the negotiations. Similarly, a potential move for Lloyd Kelly has been hampered by the Cherries’ reluctance to part ways with the centre-back.
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Gallagher Locks in Starting Spot Despite Interest
Gallagher’s recent appearances on the pitch reflect his growing stature within Chelsea’s ranks. He captained the club in their match against AFC Wimbledon earlier this week, showing his value to the team.
His preference would be to stay with Chelsea if he continues to receive regular playing time. Despite the influx of talent at Stamford Bridge during the summer transfer window, manager Mauricio Pochettino has entrusted the academy graduate with a starting role in all three of the club’s Premier League fixtures thus far this season.