West Ham ready to beat Tottenham in race for £40m midfielder

Chelsea has made Conor Gallagher surplus to requirements and is now actively offering the midfielder to potential buyers, including West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur, relays the Hammer.News. As reported by The Evening Standard, both Premier League clubs have a chance to sign the 23-year-old, provided they meet Chelsea’s asking price.

Recent reports suggested that West Ham could secure Gallagher’s services for approximately £40 million this summer. With the departure of Declan Rice to Arsenal, David Moyes is keen to strengthen his central midfield options at the London Stadium. Now, it appears that a move for Gallagher could be within reach if the West Ham owners are willing to meet Chelsea’s demands.

The Evening Standard suggests that Chelsea’s decision to make Gallagher available has given West Ham an edge over Tottenham in the race to sign the talented midfielder. West Ham is financially well-positioned after the sale of Rice, and they are ready to make a push for the signing.

Although Gallagher might not directly replace Declan Rice’s role, he would be a valuable addition to Moyes’s squad at the London Stadium. Known for his boundless energy, endurance, and strong work ethic, the 23-year-old possesses exceptional technical abilities, making him a promising prospect for West Ham.

Moreover, securing Gallagher’s signature would also fulfill the criteria for a home-grown player, which adds further appeal to the potential transfer. As the summer transfer window progresses, both West Ham and Tottenham will be closely monitoring the situation, hoping to make a move for Conor Gallagher and bolster their respective squads for the upcoming season.