Report: Premier League club make enquiry to sign £35m Chelsea player on loan
Everton have reportedly made an enquiry to try sign Conor Gallagher or Armando Broja on loan from Chelsea.
According to talkSPORT, Everton have asked the Blues if they would be willing to send them 22-year-old midfielder Gallagher on loan this season.
Alternatively, the Merseyside club have asked if 20-year-old striker Armando Broja could be available on a temporary basis.
The report explains the Toffees are looking for some kind of deal that would be part of them selling Anthony Gordon to Chelsea.
It’s been claimed that Chelsea are willing to fork out as much as £60million to sign 21-year-old winger Gordon, but Everton are keen to strike a deal in return.
Everton enquiry to sign Gallagher or Broja
You can’t blame Everton for chancing their arm and trying to sign some of Chelsea’s talented youngsters on loan.
Blues player Gallagher, 22, is someone that’s been involved in all of the Premier League games so far this season.
He’s reportedly valued at £35million amid interest from Crystal Palace, Newcastle United and West Ham.
Everton’s proposal is to take the England international on loan for the 2022/23 campaign, which would definitely be a better avenue for more starts and game time.
However, he’s in contention right now competing for a spot in Thomas Tuchel’s line-up.
Gallagher’s getting opportunities to play and this should continue this season, so staying at Stamford Bridge makes sense if he’s determined enough.
It’s not been the smoothest of starts to the new campaign for him, but it may take time for him to adapt to a different system under Tuchel.
Elsewhere, Chelsea simply can’t afford to let Broja leave when you look at their current options in attack.
He should still be able to play a good amount this season even if a new centre-forward joins.