Graham Potter is reportedly reluctant to let go of Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher this month.
According to football.london, Potter doesn’t have plans to ship off the 22-year-old at the moment, despite several interested suitors from across the Premier League.
Gallagher is said to be a man in demand, with at least two top-flight sides seemingly after his services.
The England international enjoyed a brilliant spell at Selhurst Park, a move that earned him the title as a senior Three Lion.
Football.london also claim that Newcastle United are in the hunt for the Chelsea academy graduate.
Eddie Howe’s side present a very enticing project for anybody, especially one who is not a guaranteed starter at his current club.
Could Conor Gallagher leave Chelsea?
Although Gallagher has appeared the joint most times since Potter took over from Thomas Tuchel, he’s rarely featured in the initial XI.
His contributions have largely come from the bench, a position he was not used to during his stint at Palace.
He may well walk into Patrick Vieira’s team again, but this is certainly not guaranteed at Newcastle.
Howe has found a winning formula thanks to a consistent 11 that rarely requires changing.
Chelsea’s number 23 would provide decent support to the first-choice pack at Saint James’ Park.
But is this really where he wants his career to go?
It sounds like Potter would like him to continue in blue, even if it means sitting on the substitutes bench more often than not.
This outlook might change of course if a new midfielder is signed in the next few weeks; for example, Moises Caicedo.