David Ornstein throws a twist into the Conor Gallagher to Tottenham saga

Amidst reports linking Conor Gallagher with a move to Tottenham, David Ornstein believes Chelsea will not need to sell players fast in order to comply with the PSR and FFP regulations for 2023-24.

It has been widely reported that Gallagher has been one of Tottenham’s top targets for nearly a year (GiveMeSport) and reports continue to indicate that the Lilywhites are the favourites to land the 24-year-old this summer (Football Insider).

It has been claimed by multiple outlets that the Blues do not have any choice but to put the midfielder up for sale due to their PSR issues, with the proceeds from the player’s sale going down as pure profit in their books (The Times).

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Chelsea can take their time with sales, says Ornstein

However, Ornstein has now contradicted claims that the West London club will have to offload players before the end of June to avoid sanctions.

The journalist suggested that Chelsea would not have any issues meeting the PSR and FFP regulations for 2023-24, insisting that their main worry is falling foul of the specified criteria for the 2024-25 season.

Ornstein told NBC Sports (Saturday 11th May): “They do not need to make sales is my understanding to comply for [PSR and FFP] 2023-24.

“The cutoff [for 2023-24] is June the 30th. They will need to make sales to comply for 2024-25. The cutoff [for 2024-2025], is obviously the end of the transfer window in August and then January.”

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This is quite a surprising claim by Ornstein as it seems to fly in the face of everything that we have heard about Chelsea’s PSR situation over the last couple of months.

However, one would think that irrespective of their financial situation, the fact that Gallagher has just a year left on his deal would force them to consider offers for the midfielder.

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