Blues icon stunned after learning of potential Chelsea deal

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Blues legend Chris Sutton is shocked to see that Conor Gallagher could be leaving CHELSEA this January window.

There has been constant speculation in the media that West Ham are very keen to try and get a deal done for the midfielder – and even made an offer of £40 million, which was rejected by the Blues as they were seeking closer to £50 million for Gallagher.

He has featured in the opening months of the season for Mauricio Pochettino, but Sutton was stunned that the west Londoners were considering the move, insisting that two decades ago such a switch would be unthinkable and was a damning reflection on Chelsea’s ambition.

He said: “That is remarkable that we are talking about one of Chelsea’s best players moving to Tottenham in January.” Sutton went on to add: “When you think of the last 20 years, it shouldn’t work that way round.

‘Spurs could sell their best player to CHELSEA, but when was the last time something like this happened? It’s quite staggering – the Chelsea captain moving to Tottenham.

“Where’s Chelsea’s ambition with this? Where are they hoping to finish? If you’re a Chelsea supporter, if you sell Conor Gallagher to Tottenham, you’re thinking ‘what on earth is going on’ and Todd Boehly is making it up as he goes along.”

The club’s recruitment has been heavily criticised since the American took charge from Roman Abramovich. Incredible sums have been spent, yet the Blues are facing another mid-table season without a trophy.

‘Some of their marquee signings have found themselves on the bench with Gallagher starting ahead of them.