Newly-promoted Leeds United reportedly want to sign Chelsea prospect Conor Gallagher on a permeant basis.
According to the Daily Mail, the Yorkshire giants are eyeing a swoop for the 20-year-old Englishman and want to take him to Elland Road.
It is claimed though that the midfielder is set to sign a new contract at Chelsea before being allowed to leave on loan, with West Brom and Aston Villa suitors.
The report explains though that Leeds are prepared to try buy Gallagher permanently, but Blues manager Frank Lampard “rates him highly” and it’s unlikely he will be allowed to exit on a permanently.
Gallagher is a talented youngster to come through the club’s impressive academy and he’s surely not too far away from the Chelsea first-team squad.
The central midfielder made his mark in the Championship last season during two different loan spells, scoring six goals and supplying 11 assists combined during his time with Charlton Athletic and Swansea City.
It makes sense for Chelsea to possibly send him out on a loan deal next season and he is ready for Premier League action, but selling him would be a huge mistake and it’s a good thing that Lampard values him as a player.
The all-action midfielder looks like he could be the next academy star to make the step up to the senior team, but a year gaining top-flight experience could be a perfect step for him.