Premier League clubs Newcastle United and Crystal Palace are interested in Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher. Though just for a loan deal, U21 England international is available in the market, as the London club do not intend to sell him permanently.
It has, nonetheless, put two Premier League clubs on red alert. Conor’s priority is to stay at Chelsea to impress the German manager and fight for a place in the squad. But it appears Gallagher’s opportunities will be limited due to the stiff contest in the midfield department.
If Jorginho, Kante and Kovacic weren’t enough, the Blues have been linked with a new offer for West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice.
Declan’s possible arrival could further reduce the 21-year-old midfielder’s importance at Stamford Bridge, so a temporary move away from Chelsea looks to be the best alternative for the teenager.
The English midfielder did make quite an impression during his season-long loan spell at West Bromwich Albion last campaign. Conor became one of the midfield lynchpins for the Baggies, alongside fellow loanee Ainsley Maitland-Niles, ending the season with 30 league games.
Unfortunately, Gallagher wasn’t able to prevent West Brom from getting relegated. That hasn’t stopped Premier League teams from flocking in to secure the services of the Englishman.
Conor was already a hot topic of discussion at Leeds United this summer, but it appears the Peacocks are more interested in a permanent deal. It leaves the Eagles and Magpies in pole position.
Crystal Palace, in particular, are bracing itself for an exciting summer ahead under the tutelage of Patrick Vieira. On the other hand, Newcastle have shown a lot of ambition and are one of the teams, along with Liverpool, who are in contention to sign Marseille midfielder Boubacar Kamara.
Their interest in the English midfielder, though, stems from their failure in the pursuit of Joe Willock. The Arsenal midfielder was the Magpies’ top target this summer, but the London club are keen on keeping hold of Willock due to his fantastic displays in the second half of the last campaign.
As for the Blues, they are preparing themselves to offload many unwanted footballers following the recent departure of Olivier Giroud to Milan.
It stays to be seen whether Conor becomes the next footballer to leave Chelsea, following the permanent exit of fellow academy graduate Marc Guehi, who completed a move to Crystal Palace.