Football Insider have revealed that both Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United are continuing to monitor the situation of Chelsea’s Conor Gallagher.
It has been widely reported over the past few weeks that Tottenham have identified Gallagher as a potential replacement for Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, who is expected to complete a switch to Atletico Madrid this summer (Daily Mail).
However, it is Spurs’ London rivals, West Ham who made the first move for the Chelsea star but the Hammers’ offer of £37m plus add-ons was turned down by the Blues, and it was suggested that could be the end of their bidding (Jacob Steinberg).
It was subsequently claimed by The Telegraph that with West Ham now potentially out of the picture, Tottenham had moved into pole position to secure Gallagher’s signature.
West Ham remain in the picture for Conor Gallagher
However, if Football Insider’s latest update is to be believed, West Ham remain Tottenham’s main competitor for Gallagher.
It is explained that Newcastle also previously explored a deal for the England international but they have now dropped out of the race, leaving the two London sides to battle it out for the player.
The outlet adds that Moises Caicedo’s move to Chelsea might necessitate Gallagher’s exit, with the West London side now needing to offload players to comply with the FFP regulations.
Spurs Web Opinion
I fully expect Tottenham to push ahead with a move for Gallagher over the coming weeks but the North London club might wait until Hojbjerg seals a move to Atletico Madrid before making an official offer for the Chelsea academy graduate.
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