Chelsea’s stance on Gallagher’s future perhaps should not be a surprise as they were willing to sell him as recently as the summer deadline day. London rivals Tottenham were interested in a late deal but were put off by his £50m asking price.
Gallagher has done his valuation no harm so far this season. However, his price will also decrease as his contract runs towards a conclusion.
Speaking last month, Pochettino insisted he was happy with Gallagher but said all parties must be on the same path when it comes to new contract talks. He said: “First of all, you have to see how they feel, in this case the player and the club, the intentions of either side. It’s about feeling good together.
“He’s a player who is doing fantastically. He’s an amazing player and we are so happy with how he is doing things.”