Chelsea's Conor Gallagher transfer stance revealed as Aston Villa and Tottenham push for move

Chelsea and England midfielder Conor Gallagher
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Chelsea are open to selling Conor Gallagher this summer should they receive an offer that matches their £50million valuation of the midfielder, understands.

The England international has just over 12 months remaining on his contract at Stamford Bridge and is wanted by Aston Villa and Tottenham. Chelsea are open to the departure of Gallagher with any sale accounting for pure profit to align with the Premier League's Profitability and Sustainability Rules (PSR).

The 24-year-old missed just one match in the Premier League for Chelsea throughout the 2023/24 season and that was because of suspension. Gallagher was an ever-present and consistent figure under Mauricio Pochettino, who wanted to keep the midfielder at the club beyond this season.

However, the club view him as expendable because of the financial situation. With just one year left to run on his contract, Chelsea are yet to open talks with Gallagher over extending his stay, leaving the door open for Villa and Spurs to battle it out for the midfielder's signature.

Tottenham have a long-standing interest in the Chelsea midfielder, while Aston Villa are trying to strengthen their squad ahead of next season when they will be playing Champions League football. In recent days, Villa have been in contact with Gallagher's representatives over a possible move to the Midlands, understands.

Likewise, Chelsea are open to selling Trevoh Chalobah this summer, with the club sharing a similar stance to what they have over Gallagher. Chalobah, who produced some brilliant form towards the back-end of the last campaign, is a product of the club's academy system and any sale would account for pure profit.

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There are similar stories when it comes to Armando Broja and Ian Maatsen. The former, Broja, has admitted he could leave the club this summer, while Borussia Dortmund are considering making Maatsen's move from Chelsea permanent.