Transfer News: Chelsea to accelerate Gallagher contract talks; Toney unlikely to leave Brentford

Chelsea to accelerate Conor Gallagher contract talks

Chelsea are keen to step up their talks with midfielder Conor Gallagher over a new contract ahead of the January transfer window, according to 90min. Chelsea hope to have thrashed out fresh terms with the 23-year-old before the January transfer window, when suitors are expected to reignite their interest in the midfielder. Gallagher is aware of the interest in his services but is enjoying life under Pochettino, whose decision to make him the temporary captain has only strengthened the bond between the duo.

Ivan Toney unlikely to leave Brentford in January

Ivan Toney has been linked with a move away from Brentford ahead of the January transfer window, with Arsenal and Tottenham keen. Clubs like Arsenal and Tottenham are reportedly keen on signing Ivan Toney. But they have now been dealt a blow in their pursuit of the 27-year-old. Reputed journalist David Ornstein has revealed that the 27-year-old striker is unlikely to leave Brentford midway through the season.

Tottenham Hotspur ‘keeping tabs on Aberdeen’s Slobodan Rubezic’

Tottenham Hotspur are apparently casting a watchful eye over Aberdeen defender Slobodan Rubezic. The defender – who stands at 6ft 4in tall – earned his first senior Montenegro cap last month on account of his strong showings in Scotland, starting in a 3-2 international friendly win over Lebanon. Rubezic’s contract at Pittodrie runs until the summer of 2026, but according to The Sun , Tottenham are keeping a close watch on his performances as Ange Postecoglou seeks out Scotland-based targets.

Burnley’s Wout Weghorst ‘wants move to Galatasaray in January transfer window’

Burnley’s Wout Weghorst is reportedly prepared to end his temporary spell at Hoffenheim during January in order to join Turkish giants Galatasaray. According to Turkish outlet Star , Weghorst is unhappy at Hoffenheim in Germany and wants to secure a loan or permanent switch elsewhere in the January transfer window. The report claims that the striker wishes to return to the Turkish Super Lig, where he enjoyed a successful temporary spell with Besiktas during the first half of the 2022-23 term.

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