Leeds and Crystal Palace hope to find out NEXT WEEK if Chelsea will loan Conor Gallagher

Leeds and Crystal Palace hope to find out NEXT WEEK whether Chelsea will let Conor Gallagher leave on loan – and the Whites are also keeping an eye on developments around Manchester United winger Daniel James

  • Leeds, Palace and Newcastle have been credited with interest in Gallagher, 21
  • Promising midfielder Lewis Bate, 18, left Chelsea for Leeds earlier this week
  • Marcelo Bielsa’s side is also involved in several other summer transfer deals
  • They have signed Kristoffer Klaesson and have started talks for Leo Hjelde of Celtic

Leeds United and Crystal Palace hope to find out next week whether Chelsea are willing to hire Conor Gallagher.

The Blues central midfielder impressed last season on loan at West Bromwich Albion, with numerous Premier League clubs, including Newcastle, eager to take him on loan for next season.

Chelsea see him as part of their long-term plans and are not willing to sell him permanently, but could approve a loan to give him more top-level experience.

Leeds and Crystal Palace are hoping to find out next week if they can loan Chelsea’s Conor Gallagher (pictured right), with Newcastle also interested in the England U21 central midfielder.

Midfielder Lewis Bate (18) also left Stamford Bridge for the Whites earlier this week and they hope Gallagher will follow the same path.

Promising teenager Bate signed for £1.5million and will go straight into the club’s U23 roster.

Thomas Tuchel’s side have had numerous players leave the academy this summer, including Fikayo Tomori to AC Milan, Marc Guehi to Crystal Palace – both on permanent contracts – and Billy Gilmour on loan to Norwich.

Leeds already signed the Blues' promising midfielder Lewis Bate earlier this week

Leeds already signed the Blues’ promising midfielder Lewis Bate earlier this week

Marcelo Bielsa's side is also following developments with Manchester United's Dan James

Marcelo Bielsa’s side is also following developments with Manchester United’s Dan James

Leeds is signing Valerenga goalkeeper Kristoffer Klaesson this week, pending a work permit, and is in talks with Celtic defender Leo Hjelde.

The 18-year-old Norwegian was in Celtic’s selection against West Ham on Saturday.

Marcelo Bielsa’s squad is also following developments with Manchester United’s Daniel James, with a transfer for Club Brugge winger Noa Lang looking expensive.

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