Chelsea are reportedly stalling over handing Conor Gallagher a new contract, with Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United monitoring his situation.
According to TEAMTalk, Gallagher is determined to stay at Stamford Bridge and wants to sign a new deal with the Blues. His current contract expires in June 2025 so he’s fast approaching his final year.
Gallagher is said to have surprised many with his excellent showings for Chelsea this season. Many expected him to take a backseat to new signing Romeo Lavia when the Belgian arrived from Southampton in the summer.
However, Lavia is yet to play for Mauricio Pochettino‘s side due to an ankle injury. This has allowed Gallagher a prominent starting role in the Blues’ team, and he’s taken it in his stride.
The 23-year-old has made 15 appearances across competitions, providing four assists. The England international has even captained the west Londoners in Reece James and Ben Chilwell’s absences.
Gallagher’s fine showings at Stamford Bridge have earned him a regular spot in Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions squad. He’s earned 10 caps, providing one assist for his national team.
However, Chelsea are yet to reward Gallagher’s consistent performances with a new contract offer. Negotiations over a renewal are yet to get started and they are risking losing the Epsom-born midfielder.
Tottenham and West Ham are keeping a close eye on his situation while Liverpool were interested in the summer. Gallagher is unlikely to depart in January but he could be one to watch in next summer’s transfer window if talks over a new deal don’t begin.
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