Connor Gallagher message sent as Aston Villa look at cut-price summer transfer deal for Chelsea man

Conor Gallagher
Conor Gallagher -Credit:(Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur are chasing a deal for Chelsea star Connor Gallagher with the midfielder and his club at loggerheads over a new contract.

The England star who was once on loan down the road at West Brom, has captained Chelsea this season and cemented himself as as one of the Premier League 's leading midfielders.

A report from The Telegraph states that Villa have expressed interest in the signing in a move they see as one which would strengthen their side significantly for the 2024/25 season which will seem them taking part in the Champions League. It isn't the first time they have been linked with a move for Gallagher.

Spurs are known to be keen admirers of Gallagher, but Villa now hold significant appeal for future signings, with the only thing holding them back being the need to balance the books for PSR restrictions.

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That could inevitably see Villa being forced to sell before they could add the likes of a Gallagher to their ranks, however the club haven't made it clear just how wary they are of their current profit and sustainability obligations.

Rated by Chelsea at £50m in the past, with his contract dwindling down, any deal for the midfielder would come in at significantly less, and his club would rather do that than lose him for nothing.

Villa fans have previously given their verdict on the signing:

@AVFCSims: I personally love him in the Villa side.. and 40m is cheap.

@TheLionsAtHeart: I would actually like it if we signed Connor Gallagher.

@firebundem: Come on Villa bid for Gallagher.

@AvfcRegan: I reckon Gallagher would really suit us.

@GarinW_: Take him on loan 100%.

@reeeyedpippet: I’d take him I think he’s a good player gives his all.

@NothingButTyler: Would love this. Really rate Conor.

@LordMillman29: Would love a player like Gallagher, would thrive under Emery. Loan to buy would be my preference, the figures being banded about are ridiculous though.

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