Leeds United, head-coach Marcelo Bielsa is keen on strengthening his squad ahead of the 2021/22 season. According to the latest reports, Premier League outfits have made a move to secure the services of Chelsea playmaker Conor Gallagher.
English playmaker yet to make his senior debut for Thomas Tuchel’s side and has spent time out on loan at Swansea City and Charlton Athletic.
Last term, the 21-year-old midfielder has impressed during his loan spell with West Brom, although he couldn’t help Baggies from being relegated from the English top-tier.
England U-21 midfielder reported back for pre-season training with the Blues earlier this month, however, according to The Athletic, German manager, Thomas Tuchel, has already decided that the midfielder isn’t in his plans at Stamford Bridge following the high competition in the midfield area, Mason Mount, Mateo Kovacic, N’Golo Kante, Jorginho, Kai Havertz and Hakim Zyech are all ahead of him in the pecking order.
The report suggests that Leeds United, who finished ninth in the English top-tier last campaign, have now made an approach to secure the services of Gallagher on loan.
London rivals, Crystal Palace, new boss Patrik Viera are also interested in luring Gallagher away from Stamford Bridge. However, Leeds have already spoken to the 21-year-old playmaker about the prospect of making the switch to Elland Road.
Earlier this week, Leeds finalised their move to secure the services of Chelsea’s highly-rated playmaker Lewis Bate.
The deal for Bate, who did not make a first-team appearance for Thomas Tuchel’s side, is worth around £1.2 million-plus add-ons.
Earlier this summer, Leeds United finalised a permanent deal to secure the services of highly-rated forwrd Jack Harrison, who has spent the last three campaigns on loan at Elland Road.
Leeds United have also secured the services of former Real Betis left-back Junior Firpo in a deal worth an initial €15m (£12.8m) from Barcelona.
Chelsea another midfielder Ross Barkley is expected to depart from Stamford Bridge on a permanent basis this summer in order to secure a regular first-team football somewhere else.