Connor Gallagher is no longer a target at West Ham, despite David Moyes being a fan, reports have stated.

For a number of transfer windows, West Ham have been heavily linked with a move for Conor Gallagher. The midfielder enjoyed an excellent loan spell at Crystal Palace and has finally started emulating those performances for Chelsea. 

This good form has not been enough for him to earn a new contract though, with his current deal set to expire in 2025. Mauricio Pochettino claims it is a decision that is down the board, suggesting that he would like to keep a hold of Gallagher beyond the end of his contract.

Fortunately for the Chelsea manager, West Ham, one of the clubs most interested in him, have been priced out of a move due to their small budget, according to Football Insider.

Following the departure of Declan Rice, the Hammars brought in both Edson Alvarez and James Ward-Prowse to fill the void in midfield. Both have been incredible signings, and the club clearly feel like they’ve done a sufficient job replacing Rice.

Unsurprisingly, Moyes thinks his limited budget in January should be spent in other areas, namely a striker and a full-back.

While the Irons midfield could do with a bit more depth, there are more pressing issues elsewhere on the pitch. Depending on who departs in January, this could be something that is revised but, for now, it seems like Gallagher will not be moving to East London anytime soon.

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