Chelsea may be forced to sell Conor Gallagher to rivals – and here's why

Conor Gallagher of Chelsea celebrates after Nicolas Jackson scores Chelsea's third goal during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea FC at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on November 6, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images)
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Chelsea face the prospect of having to accept a relative bargain bid from Tottenham for midfielder Conor Gallagher amid concerns about meeting Premier League financial rules.

The English top flight’s profit and sustainability regulations have been a constant talking point this season, and Chelsea’s hefty pre-tax loss of £271.5m over the past three seasons’ worth of accounts could put them at risk of running afoul of the kind of sanctions Nottingham Forest and Everton have been investigated for in recent months.

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Steven Chicken

Steven Chicken has been working as a football writer since 2009, taking in stints with Football365 and the Huddersfield Examiner. Steven still covers Huddersfield Town home and away for his own publication, Steven is a two-time nominee for Regional Journalist of the Year at the prestigious British Sports Journalism Awards, making the shortlist in 2020 and 2023.