Tottenham-linked 24-year-old star is hoping to play for Chelsea next season

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Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher has been linked with a move away from the club at the end of the season.

The 24-year-old will be out of contract next summer and the Blues have not been able to agree on a new deal with him. According to a report from Football Insider, the midfielder is hoping to sign a new contract with the club despite transfer links with other clubs this summer.

The report further states that Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa are keen on the player. The development will certainly come as a major blow for Tottenham and Aston Villa. Spurs were hoping to bring in a quality central midfielder this summer and Gallagher would have been the ideal acquisition for them. He would have added defensive cover, work rate and drive in the middle of the park.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has been linked with the move away from the club and Gallagher would have been his ideal replacement.

Conor Gallagher could be sold by Chelsea this summer.

Chelsea hoping to get rid of Conor Gallagher

Meanwhile, Chelsea need to raise funds through sales in order to balance the books. They will have to comply with the financial regulations and Gallagher’s inclination towards staying at the club will be a blow for them as well. It will be interesting to see how the situation develops.

The 24-year-old has established himself as a reliable performer in the Premier League and he could be a key player for clubs like Tottenham if they can get the deal done.

It remains to be seen whether the player ends up staying at Stamford Bridge eventually. There is no doubt that he is a key player for them and keeping him at the club will only benefit Chelsea on the pitch.

It will be interesting to see if Spurs move on to other targets now.

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