Report: Tottenham sense that Premier League club are wary of selling to them

According to The Athletic, Tottenham Hotspur are of the belief that Chelsea are wary of selling Conor Gallagher to them as they do not wish to strengthen a direct rival.

Over the past couple of weeks, various publications have continued to talk up the chances of Tottenham revisiting their interest in Gallagher next summer if he does not sign a new contract with Chelsea.

The most comprehensive update on the matter came from The Daily Mail a couple of days ago, with the outlet revealing that Spurs might have an advantage in the race for the 23-year-old as the midfielder would prefer to remain in London if he left his boyhood club next summer.

The report revealed that Chelsea are reluctant to offer the England international a contract worth more than £150k per week as some at the West London club believe that the midfielder has some technical limitations in possession.

Conor Gallagher
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Spurs sense that Chelsea do not want to sell to them

The Athletic have now suggested that it is well known across the Premier League that Gallagher is available for around £50m.

However, the likes of Tottenham and Newcastle have sensed that Chelsea are wary of selling their academy graduate to them, with the other suitors thus potentially having an advantage.

The report also adds that the possibility of Gallagher penning a new contract with Mauricio Pochettino’s side over the coming months cannot be ruled out.

Spurs Web Opinion

I fully expect the Chelsea hierarchy to buckle and offer Gallagher a new contract, especially if he keeps performing as well as he is at the minute. They would want to protect his market value ahead of the summer.

However, should the 23-year-old not put pen to paper on a new deal, Tottenham are pretty well placed to win the race for his signature, assuming the Blues are open to selling the player to their London rivals.

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