Chelsea prepare shock bid for Julian Alvarez as Man City forward's price tag REVEALED

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According to a host of stories doing the rounds, Chelsea are preparing a shock bid for a Premier League rival and leader's attacker. A move for the highly rated Julian Alvarez of Manchester City exemplifies increasing recruitment shrewdness from the Blues. In addition to these elements, a relatively affordable price tag was revealed for the forward.

The Pride of London also speak on further speculation in the CFC sphere. Captain Conor Gallagher remains in the news, with conflicting claims being made. There is a suggestion that the midfielder is actually disappointed with his status in the transfer market.

Is this the end for Conor Gallagher at Chelsea?

PoL has made it clear that we would prefer Gallagher to stay at Stamford Bridge. While the financial benefits of selling a pricey homegrown player are obvious, the Englishman is better in the team than playing for any number of decent competitors. That prospective sale would surely come back to haunt the Fulham Road side.

Gallagher himself stated very recently that he wishes to remain a Blue, as per Fabrizio Romano. Though, it seems as though BlueCo minds are made up regarding accepting a reasonable bid for their asset. This may well be a mistake on Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali's behalf. But it would be far from the first error in their just over two-year stint at CFC.

Aston Villa are said to be in talks with the 24-year-old. Meanwhile Tottenham Hotspur, a club at odds with Chels', are in the running for Gallagher as well. The latest assertion on the relentless midfield man is that he is unhappy at his potential exit. Contract uncertainty is ostensibly the problem; the one-time Crystal Palace loanee feels he is being forced to consider leaving.

Chelsea reportedly ready offer for exciting Manchester City star Julian Alvarez

So, this is definitely an intriguing report, one which will certainly delight the Blues fan base. Alvarez is a world-class World Cup-winner, to be concise. His acquisition would send an unnerving signal to the rest of the big six. Or is that seven, following Villa's ascension of late. Anyway, there is no doubting that the Citizen would improve the Chelsea lineup

But what does the story say? Basically due to Alvarez's desire for more minutes, he may ponder departing Etihad Stadium. There is no guarantee for him at MCFC with Erling Haaland the favourite. The former has an apparent and reasonable valuation of €80m (£68m), in spite of City's reluctance to offload him.