Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has identified Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher as a target for the summer transfer window, according to the Independent.
The Reds want to overhaul their midfield, and they have the England international on their radar. They believe he has the right attributes to fit into their style of play.
The 23-year-old is an energetic figure who presses relentlessly presses the opposition.
Gallagher is not the smoothest operator, but his grit allows him to carry the ball into dangerous positions.
Despite not being a regular starter under Graham Potter, the former Crystal Palace loanee has contributed one goal and created five big chances in 25 Premier League appearances.
Liverpool would usually find it hard to poach a player from a member of the league’s so-called ‘Big Six,’ but Chelsea must sell this summer.
The London club went gung-ho in the last two transfer windows, adding several players to their ranks. They are close to breaking Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules.
Chelsea need to offload players, and Gallagher could be on the move this summer. His sale would fetch the Blues pure profit as he is a product of their Cobham academy.
They will demand a massive fee for Gallagher, who is under contract until 2025. Crystal Palace and Newcastle United offered around £35-£50 million last summer, but Chelsea rejected them.
Chelsea will be looking for a fee north of £50m and Liverpool could splash the cash. The Merseyside club feel he is suited to their high-pressing style.
The London club is yet to find its identity under manager Graham Potter, but he is an admirer of Gallagher.
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