Report: Crystal Palace now seriously considering a move to sign two Chelsea players

Chelsea loanees Marc Guehi and Conor Gallagher are both being heavily observed by Crystal Palace.

According to The Athletic, the young pairing have been earmarked by Palace as potential transfers for next term.

Gallagher and Guehi are still enjoying excellent campaigns with their current clubs, despite experiencing differing fortunes.

Guehi is aiding Swansea City’s push to be promoted back to the Premier League. He was awarded man of the match during their semi-final first leg playoff win over Barnsley.

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Unfortunately for Gallagher, his side has gone in the opposite direction.

West Bromwich Albion were relegated from the top division earlier this month, but this didn’t detract from the Chelsea prodigy’s promising performances.

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With the season close to stopping and the summer window fast approaching, the next destination for the youthful duo is under consideration.

A move back to Stamford Bridge would be the ideal scenario, yet isn’t the most realistic.

If Swansea do go up, a serious push to secure Guehi permanently is likely to occur.

The next man in charge of Crystal Palace could also play a major factor.

Roy Hodgson recently announced he would be stepping down from his Eagles nest.

The Athletic suggested several potential candidates for the vacant position, which included Swansea manager Steve Cooper and ex-Chelsea boss Frank Lampard.

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Either choice has great appeal to Guehi and Gallagher.

Lampard’s appreciation of academy talent would certainly favour them, whilst both have played under Cooper at some point in their career.

There is no doubt they will find a footballing home soon. Where that’s set to be is another question.

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I think Palace could be the perfect location for Guehi and Gallagher.

Depending on the new coach, they are likely to play prominent roles if they got their Selhurst Park switch.

The Eagles squad is ageing and quite a few are out of contract in June.

Fresh faces in the dugout and on the pitch are needed, starting by possibly bringing in Gallagher and Guehi.

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.