Report: Chelsea have given Conor Gallagher an ultimatum as Spurs circle 

TEAMtalk have revealed that Chelsea have now informed Conor Gallagher that he has to drop his wage demands if he wants to stay at the club beyond the end of the season.

The report backs up what we have already heard from other sources regarding Tottenham’s interest in Gallagher, stating that the North London club view the player as a ‘key target’ and are ‘ready to pounce’ should he become available in the summer.

It is explained that Chelsea have been in negotiations with the midfielder over a new deal for ‘some time’ since the player is set to enter the final year of his deal at Stamford Bridge this June.

However, talks have now allegedly ground to a complete standstill as the West London club are not willing to meet the player’s salary demands of over £150,000 per week.

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Chelsea’s ultimatum to Conor Gallagher

TEAMtalk say that Chelsea have now demanded that Gallager significantly reduce his demands, warning him that he will otherwise be sold in the summer.

The report claims that should a resolution not be reached between the two parties, the Blues would be open to selling their academy graduate for £50m.

The publication adds that Ange Postecoglou is keen for Tottenham to jump at the chance to bring the English international to Hotspur Way.

The Australian is thought to want a midfielder who can play as a number six and in the number 10 position to provide competition for James Maddison and is said to have identified Gallagher as a ‘priority target’.

Spurs Web Opinion

I do not see Chelsea offering Gallagher a new contract as realistically, they need to sell him by the end of June in order to ensure they comply with the Profit and Sustainability Rules.

As an academy graduate, proceeds from his sale would be considered pure profit, which is why I suspect the West London club have already made the decision to offload the 23-year-old.

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