The amount that Chelsea are demanding for midfielder after rejecting West Ham bid

The Blues won’t sell on the cheap

Chelsea are demanding a massive £50m to sell midfielder Conor Gallagher this summer, with the Blues having rejected a bid from West Ham United already.

Gallagher has largely fallen by the wayside at Stamford Bridge, and has regularly been linked with a move away from the club, turning down the option to move to Everton in January.

Still just 23-years-old, he is deemed ‘surplus to requirements’ thanks to the young midfielders that the Blues already have on their books, and with Pochettino keen to land Moises Caicedo this summer among other midfield additions.

The England international has caught the eye of both West Ham United and Tottenham, with both London sides needing to bolster their midfield ranks before the new season after David Moyes’ side sold Declan Rice to Arsenal, while Tottenham are on the verge of losing Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg to Atletico Madrid.

West Ham have even already made an offer for Gallagher, believed to have been an initial £37m plus a further £3m in add ons, though this was swiftly rejected by Chelsea.

In fact, the west London side are demanding £50m to part ways with Gallagher, while the London Evening Standard claim that West Ham are ‘refusing to raise their offer’.

Despite this, they add that ‘there is optimism at the London Stadium that an agreement can be reached’, while West Ham are also ‘confident’ of beating Spurs to the midfielder, with Tottenham currently looking at improving their defence as a priority before switching their focus to midfield.

Chelsea would be open to keeping the midfielder should their valuation not be met, but it would require him to sign a new deal in west London with his current contract set to expire in 2025 as things stand.

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Ben Browning

Ben Browning

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