Chelsea out to ruin Newcastle and Arsenal plans as ‘Conor Gallagher replacement found’ | Football | Sport

Chelsea have spent over £1billion since Todd Boehly bought the club from Roman Abramovich at the end of the May 2022, with a whopping £107million being paid for Enzo Fernandez and an incredible £115m exiting their coffers in exchange for Moises Caicedo.

After their prolific spending, Blues chiefs clearly have one eye on Financial Fair Play regulations and are said to be willing to sanction Gallagher’s departure.

Gallagher has been a key player for Chelsea since Mauricio Pochettino took over at Stamford Bridge last summer and has even captained his team on occasion. But transfer expert David Ornstein recently told Sky Sports that Chelsea will consider suitable offers for the Englishman and that Tottenham like him.

Spurs have been linked with Gallagher since last summer, with The Sun claiming last month that Chelsea could command £50million for the 23-year-old.

If Gallagher does leave the west Londoners, Chelsea could look to reinvest the funds immediately as TEAMtalk have reported the Blues could reignite their interest in Onana. The 22-year-old midfielder has excelled at Goodison Park since joining Everton from Lille in the summer of 2022 and has been one of the standout players in the Premier League this season.

Onana has appeared in 17 Premier League matches this campaign after featuring 33 times in the top-flight last time around. And he has been a key reason Sean Dyche’s team are above the relegation zone despite being slapped with a 10 point deduction back in November following financial rule breaches.

The Toffees are bracing themselves for offers for the Belgium international, with Arsenal and Newcastle said to be interested in landing the star. But Chelsea could trump the offers of their Premier League rivals if they have cash to play with courtesy of a Gallagher exit.

Everton would reportedly demand £50m for Onana if they did decide to sell him. And he could well be the player Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino needs during the second half of the season to help propel his team from ninth in the Premier League table up to the European places. The Blues have enjoyed a fine run of form in recent weeks after picking up 12 points from their last four top-flight outings.

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