Leeds ‘approach Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher on loan and compete with Crystal Palace for the 21-year-old’s signature following his impressive West Brom loan spell’
- England U21 Gallagher enjoyed a successful loan to Midlands side last year
- Palace and Newcastle also want to temporarily take over Gallagher
- Chelsea don’t want to sell him because they see him as part of their long-term plans
- But his prospects for the first team are slim this season so they could approve a loan lening
Leeds have reportedly approached to hire Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher for the upcoming Premier League season.
The 21-year-old impressed last year on loan with relegated West Bromwich Albion at the highest level after successful spells with Charlton and Swansea in the Championship.
And according to the AthleticMarcelo Bielsa’s side are looking to sign the England U21 international to bolster their midfield options.
Leeds have reportedly approached to loan Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher (above)
The England U21 international enjoyed a strong rental period at West Bromwich Albion last season
The Yorkshire club signed promising midfielder Lewis Bate (18) from Stamford Bridge on Thursday for £1.2 million for their U23 squad and want Gallagher to follow the same path.
However, with a central midfielder considered their top priority in the transfer market, Gallagher would go straight to the senior squad and compete for a spot in midfield alongside the likes of Kalvin Phillips, Mateusz Klich and Stuart Dallas.
They have reportedly been eyeing Gallagher for the past summer and are believed to have already shown him the benefits of the move.
White boss Marcelo Bielsa (pictured) would like to strengthen his midfield options
But Crystal Palace and Newcastle are also competing for his signature.
He is training with the Blues, who consider him part of their long-term midfield plans, given the ages of Jorginho (29) and N’Golo Kante (30), and thus are unwilling to approve a permanent sale.
Given that his prospects for first-team football this season are slim, Thomas Tuchel’s side will likely loan him out to play regularly and gain more Premier League experience – as they did with Billy Gilmour, 20, who went on loan to Norwich has come.