Conor Gallagher came close to joining Tottenham on deadline day

Spurs came close to signing Conor Gallagher on the deadline day.

The Blues have reportedly turned down a £40m bid for the 23-year-old midfielder as Ange Postecoglou looked to improve his attack.

Gallagher had a solid start to the new campaign but was the subject of interest from a host of clubs throughout the summer.

Some thought the signings of Moises Caicedo and Romeo Lavia would allow the England international to leave this summer.

Gallagher’s high-tempo style of football would certainly suit how Postecoglou plays with Tottenham.

But transfer guru Fabrizio Romano explains that Spurs never made an official bid for the English midfielder.

He said: “For Conor Gallagher, we heard about a bid from Tottenham.

“Guys, from what I heard, this is not true. Tottenham never sent a formal or verbal bid for Conor Gallagher on deadline day.

“Tottenham had Conor Gallagher on their list on deadline day, but only in case they were going to sell [Pierre-Emile] Hojbjerg to Atletico Madrid or any other club.

“Atletico Madrid presented a verbal proposal for Hojbjerg but it was a loan with an option to buy, not obligation.

“So, the Hojbjerg deal collapsed around lunchtime and so Tottenham never presented a bid for Conor Gallagher.”


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