Chelsea are allegedly still looking to offload midfielder Conor Gallagher during the summer transfer season. Following a loan spell at Crystal Palace in 2021-22, the Blues academy graduate was promoted to the first-team squad this season.
However, the 23-year-old has struggled to replicate his impact at Selhurst Park. Thus, recording only 14 starts and 23 substitute appearances across all competitions.
Nonetheless, Gallagher’s stock has certainly increased since the beginning of August, As the England international’s very devoted style of play appealing himself to the club’s supporters.
However, Gallagher is not one of the players whose contracts have been extended by the owners, who prefer to award contracts of more than six years.
Gallagher, who scored against Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday, is under contract with the West Londoners until 2025. But it has been speculated for months that the powers-that-be at Stamford Bridge have other plans.
Chelsea to offload Conor Gallagher
While European qualification has now become increasingly unlikely & Chelsea recently reported losses of £121 million. Moreover, spending in excess of £600 million in the transfer market, there is an urgent need to make cuts in order to meet FFP rules.
Todd Boehly and his colleagues, according to the Daily Mail, see Gallagher as the simplest method to collect a significant fee. Thus, its highly likely that the young England midfielder will move out of Stamford Bridge this summer.
In January, there was interest in Gallagher, but he wanted to battle for his place at Chelsea rather than transfer elsewhere.
Given the longer period for business to be completed, it appears that Chelsea anticipates additional interest in his signature as they seek to collect more than £40 million.
According to the report, Newcastle United, Brighton, and Borussia Dortmund are the most likely to make bids for Gallagher ahead of the 2023-24 season.
Chelsea may dramatically boost their efforts to improve their FFP situation by selling academy graduates, who are recorded as pure profit in the books.
According to rumours, Chelsea feels the same way about Mason Mount, whose contract expires in 2024 and is known to have many fans.
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