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The England midfield player has 18 months left on his contract and failure to agree terms over the next few weeks could lead to his shock departure midway through the season.
Gallagher has yet to be formally offered a new deal and there is little sign of negotiations progressing. In an intriguing twist some Chelsea figures are understood to be arguing that it makes financial sense to sell the England midfielder player, due to the club’s struggles complying with Premier League spending rules and deficiencies elsewhere in the squad.
After spending £400million last summer to take their total outlay on new players in the last three transfer windows above £1billion however, Chelsea are close to breaching Profit & Sustainability Rules and may have to sell before they can buy.
Chelsea could sell Conor Gallagher in January despite his growing influence at the club
Mauricio Pochettino is desperate to sign a striker and selling the midfielder would raise funds
Gallagher has established himself a regular starter under Pochettino this season after coming close to joining Tottenham last summer, making 22 appearances and captaining the side on several occasions, but initial talks over a new deal have yet to progress to a formal offer.
Mail Sport has learned that Tottenham would again