Ben Jacobs Claims £50M Chelsea Star (Who Has Started Every League Game This Season) “Could Still Leave”

Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher “could still leave” Stamford Bridge when the transfer window reopens in January, according to journalist Ben Jacobs.

The England international has started every single Premier League game since Mauricio Pochettino‘s arrival as manager but, writing in his column for GiveMeSport, Jacobs said that Gallagher could be sold if talks over a new contract don’t progress:

“Conor Gallagher could still leave the club despite captaining the side in the absence of Reece James and Ben Chilwell. Spurs looked at Gallagher right at the end of the summer window but felt his £45-50m asking price was too high.”

“Gallagher is intent to fight for his Chelsea place and earn a new deal, but nothing is advanced on that front.”

Considering the 23-year-old has been one of the Blues’ top performers in the opening few months of the season, it would be a shock if he were sold.

Will Chelsea offer Gallagher a new contract?

With the midfielder being a key part of Pochettino’s plans, you would think the club would already be trying to tie him down to a longer-term deal.

Gallagher’s current contract expires in 2025, so offering an extension seems like the most logical course of action, but Chelsea’s board are seemingly reluctant to open negotiations for one reason or another.

There are plenty of clubs keen on signing the midfielder

In addition to Tottenham, a number of other Premier League teams have been mentioned as potential suitors for Gallagher.

Liverpool are said to be keeping a close eye on the Englishman’s situation, while the likes of West Ham, Newcastle and Crystal Palace have been linked previously.

Even if Gallagher is not expected to be a regular starter when everyone is fit, he has shown that he could be an important squad player. Fans would, therefore, be reluctant to sell him.

David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.