Tottenham Hotspur have made their first move for Conor Gallagher by submitting a verbal offer to Chelsea, according to the Daily Mail.

The report claims Spurs have floated an offer worth up to £40 million including add-ons for the England international.

Tottenham’s offer is £5 milllion short of Chelsea’s valuation of Gallagher who is weighing up his future at Stamford Bridge following the midfield summer arrivals of Cole Palmer, Moises Caicedo and Romeo Lavia which could impact his game time.

CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA – JULY 19: Conor Gallagher #23 of Chelsea FC plays against Wrexham AFC during a pre-season friendly match at Kenan Stadium on July 19, 2023 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images)

Conor Gallagher prefers to stay at Chelsea over Spurs

Gallagher would prefer to stay at Mauricio Pochettino’s outfit if he continues to feature regularly, but is realistic about his situation given the recent transfer activity.

Before a possible deal can be completed, Spurs would first need to see some players head out of the exit with Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg having been linked with a move to Fulham.

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As things stand, Hojbjerg’s stubbornness over a new destination could hamper the Gallagher deal. Historically, Spurs and Chelsea have not done a lot of business in recent times, this one could go down to the wire.

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