West Ham are thought to have backed away from their pursuit of Conor Gallagher and it is now expected Tottenham Hotspur will win the race to sign the 23-year-old from Chelsea.
The Evening Standard recently claimed Gallagher had been told he is ‘surplus to requirements’ at Chelsea and was actively ‘offered’ to other clubs. The report there named Spurs and West Ham as the key interested parties.
Since then, journalist Jacob Steinberg revealed that West Ham had already had an offer of £37m plus add-ons rejected by Chelsea.
It was believed at that time that the Hammers had reached their limit and would not ‘go higher’ for Gallagher.
However, in a new report from the Evening Standard, it seems West Ham are still ‘confident’ they can land the Chelsea midfielder. The Blues reportedly want £50m for their man, but there is ‘optimism’ at West Ham that they can get a deal over the line.
Tottenham are ahead in the race for Gallagher
Contrary to that report, it seems the Telegraph now expect Tottenham Hotspur to win the battle to sign Gallagher this summer.
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Apparently, West Ham have now offered £25m for Southampton star James Ward-Prowse. Whether the Londoners hope to acquire both Ward-Prowse and Gallagher remains to be seen, but it is believed Tottenham now have the upper hand when it comes to the latter.
The fact that West Ham are rumoured to have backed away from Gallagher is thought to have encouraged Spurs and given them hope that they can snap up the talented England international ahead of their London rivals.
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It is hard to know what to believe regarding the Gallagher saga right now, as various reports are saying different things about who is leading the race to sign him.
You would imagine Gallagher would prefer to sign for Spurs, but it’s just a case of whether the Lilywhites would go as high as £50m to land him.