Report: Crystal Palace set to bid in summer for on-loan Chelsea midfielder

Chelsea’s Conor Gallagher is reportedly attracting interest from London rivals Crystal Palace. 

Gallagher, who is a product of the Blues academy, is currently impressing during a season-long loan at Premier League club West Brom.

According to the Express, the 21-year-old has caught the eye of Palace and they are set to bid for him in the summer window.

The report explains that the central midfielder is valued at £9million, with the likelihood that Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel will assess him in pre-season when he returns to Stamford Bridge from his loan.

West Brom midfielder, Filip Krovinovic, who spent the first half of this season as Gallagher’s teammate before leaving the Hawthorns on loan, has claimed the Chelsea talent has “so much potential”.

“He has so much potential, he is only 20 years old but he is a very good player,” Krovinovic said in October 2020, as quoted by Birmingham Mail.

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If Chelsea do decide to sell Gallagher at the end of the season, it should upset plenty of Blues supporters. 

The all-action central midfielder has been one of the shining lights this year for a West Brom outfit that are in massive relegation trouble. 

He’s an academy graduate that looks a natural Premier League level, plus he’s got the tenacity, energy and skill that Chelsea fans would love watching in the first team.

His quoted £9million valuation is a joke, too, based off the way he’s been performing at West Brom.

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