Chelsea fans react to reported Crystal Palace interest in Conor Gallagher

On-loan Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher is reportedly attracting interest from Premier League rivals Crystal Palace – and some Blues fans on Twitter have responded by insisting they don’t want to sell him.

The Express reports that Palace are interested in the Chelsea 21-year-old, who is currently on a season-long loan at West Brom.

It is understood that Palace are expected to make a move to try sign him in the summer transfer window, but Blues manager Thomas Tuchel will first take a look at him in pre-season.

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Gallagher has played 24 games so far this season for West Brom, scoring two goals and supplying two assists. 

He’s an all-action central midfielder who is technically great on the ball, has unbelievable stamina, and can contribute going forward. 

After sending him out on loan during the 2019/20 campaign to Championship clubs, the Blues decided continue his development with a loan in the Premier League.

It’s been a difficult year with a West Brom side up against it in their relegation fight, but Gallagher has usually stood out for them in matches.

A selection of Chelsea supporters on social media are adamant that selling Gallagher would be a mistake amid Palace interest. 

It would be a huge ask for him to break into the Chelsea first-team squad next season given all the talent, but he can take inspiration from the fact there are several academy graduates in the senior team.

Here are some Blues fans discussing Gallagher:

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