Chelsea will sell midfielder Conor Gallagher this summer to balance their books, according to the Daily Mail.
The Blues have spent around £600 million over the past year and need to offload players.
There is no European football on the horizon, and they will miss out on that revenue. The London club must sell players to raise money to avoid Financial Fair Play (FFP) problems.
Chelsea plan on selling several homegrown stars, including Gallagher. After an impressive season with Crystal Palace on loan, the 23-year-old has failed to nail a starting spot with the Blues.
To be fair to him, the instability at the club has affected him. Gallagher has already played under Thomas Tuchel, Graham Potter, Bruno Saltor and Frank Lampard.
He started and scored in Chelsea’s Premier League loss to Brighton & Hove Albion this weekend. It was his second goal for the club.
He has created five big chances in the league and one in seven Champions League appearances.
Chelsea’s managers have used him as a bench option. His pressing, energy and drive are valuable tools. Sadly, they have not been utilised well at Stamford Bridge.
However, the Cobham Academy graduate has plenty of suitors after his signature.
Newcastle United want to sign Gallagher. They enquired about signing him last summer and will likely return for him with the Blues ready to play ball.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is an admirer of Gallagher. He believes Gallagher’s energy and drive will fit perfectly into his gegenpressing philosophy.
A surprise contender for Gallagher’s signature are Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund. BVB are monitoring his situation and could move for him.
Gallagher still has two years left on his deal with his boyhood club, and there are no talks of a renewal.
The club will sell him this summer, but it is unclear how much they will demand.
They accepted a £45 million offer from Everton in January, but the midfielder wanted to stay and fight at Chelsea. They will demand around the same figure this summer.
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