According to transfer expert and CaughtOffside columnist Ben Jacobs, who recently provided important updates on the future of the star midfielder in Stamford Bridge
Even though his been one of the most used player this season, he is still very likely to leave the team by the end of summer.
In need of making a significant sale to balance their books following three windows of hefty spending, Chelsea are set to bid farewell to at least one big-name player, and it seems Gallagher is the most likely to be the one sacrificed.
Reports states that it is not yet certain but it seems like the Lilywhites are returning for the 23-year-old this month.
Jacob says that it would take a very huge fee to pay for the former Crystal Palace Loanee.
“When people say that Chelsea would sell for the right price, that’s not Chelsea being desperate to force Gallagher out of the door,” he told GiveMeSport.
“That’s saying if somebody comes in with a minimum guaranteed offer of £45million, and probably a total package of £55million or £60million, Chelsea would consider a sale. If that number is not hit, Gallagher will stay – in all likelihood – at Chelsea.
“I don’t see Spurs getting anywhere near that package because if £35million was their number at the back end of the last window, it’s hard to believe that they will jump up – particularly with the way that Daniel Levy does business – to £55million or £60million.
“Chelsea’s stance would have to soften, or it’s hard to see Spurs getting that one done, despite the fact that they do admire the player.”
According to Mirror, Gallagher’s preference would be to extend his Chelsea contract and stay with the club.