Date: 2nd September 2023 at 9:42am
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Tottenham will be looking to bounce back after an agonising defeat in the Carabao Cup when they face Burnley on Saturday afternoon in the Premier League.

Ange Postecoglou’s heavily rotated side succumbed to a 1-0 defeat against Fulham on Tuesday, ending their hopes of lifting the League Cup.

However, Spurs have had a solid start to the new Premier League campaign after earning seven points from a possible nine under the Australian.

This summer the Lilywhites have secured the signings of Micky van de Ven, Guglielmo Vicario, James Maddison, Alejo Veliz, Ashley Phillips and Manor Solomon.

On transfer deadline day, Tottenham managed to sign Brennan Johnson from Nottingham Forest in a deal worth £47 million.

The North Londoners also pursued one of their fiercest rivals’ midfielders, but the transfer did not materialise.

According to The Daily Mail, Tottenham were priced out of a move for Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher.

Gallagher was a target for Spurs but the move never materialised

The report claims that Chelsea demanded around £48m plus add-ons for the England international, a fee which Spurs were unwilling to meet.

Gallagher, 23, has risen through the youth academy at the West London outfit and has featured in all games this season under Mauricio Pochettino.

After impressing on loan at Crystal Palace during the 2021/22 season, Gallagher returned to Stamford Bridge and enjoyed a breakthrough campaign last year.

He has been one of the Blues’ standout performers in the early weeks of the new campaign, and captained his boyhood club for the first time when they hosted AFC Wimbledon in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday.

The midfielder scored eight goals and contributed three assists in 34 Premier League games during his time with the Eagles, and his next appearance for Chelsea will be his 50th for the club across all competitions.

It is also claimed that the midfielder is happy to stay with the West London club but accepts that he must fight for regular playing time following Chelsea’s summer of huge spending.

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