Chelsea star Conor Gallagher looks set to stay put in the January transfer window.

Despite interest from Tottenham, Gallagher is not seen as a likely candidate to leave Chelsea this month.

The 23-year-old, is very much wanted by manager Mauricio Pochettino.

The Argentine believes that Gallagher has the passion, energy, and quality his team needs.

Per The Sun, a source said: “Tottenham want to sign Conor, but there’s a massive timing issue at play.

“Chelsea had been open-minded to letting the player go a couple of months ago and Spurs thought the deal was in place.

“But in recent weeks Conor has become of vital importance to the team and the manager thinks letting him go now could lead to major problems in the second half of the season.

“He’s not necessarily a part of Pochettino’s long-term plans but he is seen as a vital part of the project for the time being.

“Gallagher is in no rush to leave the club and wants to help them to turn the season around.

“He is also massively popular with the fans and the board will fear a massive backlash if they let him go and he takes Spurs, one of Chelsea’s biggest rivals, into the Champions League while they are left stuck in the middle of the table.”

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