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Arsenal ‘initiate contact’ with Tottenham transfer target after Thierry Henry endorsement

This summer, Arsenal hopes to capture one of Tottenham’s top targets.

Arsenal 'initiate contact' with Tottenham transfer target after Thierry Henry endorsement

Arsenal are reportedly interested in Conor Gallagher (Image: Getty)

It has been claimed that Arsenal has asked Conor Gallagher, a midfield player for Chelsea, about his availability.

This summer, the Gunners are anticipated to add new players to every area of the pitch. Jorrel Hato has been mentioned as a defensive target, while many striker alternatives are being evaluated in the wake of Benjamin Sesko’s choice to stay with RB Leipzig.

A number of midfield targets have also been identified, according to AS, who also states that Arsenal has contacted Chelsea, their London rivals, to investigate the potential of signing Gallagher, who is very much the star of the Stamford Bridge exhibit.

Because of the stringent Profit and Sustainability Rules, the Blues are willing to let go of the England international in order to strengthen their financial position. Due to his homegrown status, the midfield player appears on their balance sheets as “pure profit.”

There is no shortage of suitors for Gallagher, as both Aston Villa and Tottenham are keen to sign the 24-year-old, who is reportedly valued at £42 million by Chelsea’s higher-ups.

The playmaker’s contract with his hometown team expires in 2025, and rumours have it that negotiations for a new contract have stalled because of the player’s financial demands.

Gallagher’s pay may not be a deterrent for Arsenal, who are anticipated to shed a number of marginal players in the upcoming months in order to increase their transfer budget—especially considering that he can fill a variety of midfield roles.

Gallagher was previously praised by Gunners star Thierry Henry while he went on loan at Crystal Palace in 2021. The former France striker remarked, “The way he puts pressure, the way he makes his team play, he makes the box,” following his impressive performance against Brighton. His current goal-scoring ability is far higher than it was while he was a Chelsea loanee at West Brom.

Arsenal 'initiate contact' with Tottenham transfer target after Thierry Henry endorsement

Thierry Henry is a big fan of Gallagher (Image: Getty)

 

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