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Chelsea set to offer Conor Gallagher new and improved contract

Chelsea want to hand Conor Gallagher a new deal after blocking him from leaving last month, according to The Sun.

The 22-year-old was linked with Newcastle United, Everton and Crystal Palace during the January transfer window.

However, the Blues were uninterested in losing him and are keen to hand him a new contract on improved terms.

Gallagher is on £50,000-a-week and his deal ends in June 2025.

Suitors are guaranteed to return for his services in the summer, but Chelsea want to prevent that.

He is a home-grown talent and was in explosive form during his loan spell at Palace last term.

Gallagher scored eight goals and claimed three assists in 34 Premier League appearances for the Eagles.

He returned to Chelsea afterwards but has struggled to make an impact.

The Englishman has registered one goal and one assist in 26 games across all competitions this term.

Gallagher has started ten out of the 19 league games he has featured in this season.

He will be keen to force his way into manager Graham Potter’s starting XI, but there is stiff competition for playing minutes.

Chelsea have continued to splash the cash since Todd Boehly took over, and more midfielders could arrive in subsequent transfer windows.

Gallagher could be willing to bide his time before putting pen to paper on an extension. He knows he has to be playing regularly if he wants to become a top star.

Getting that at Stamford Bridge could be tricky, and the coming months will be crucial to his career.

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