Leeds United have made an enquiry for Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher as the Blues weigh up what they plan to do with the 20-year-old this summer, according to the Daily Mail.
Gallagher was excellent in the Championship last season. The youngster scored six goals and contributed two assists for Swansea City as they reached the play-offs.
One of his more impressive performances following the resumption of the campaign came against Marcelo Bielsa’s side at the Liberty Stadium.
And it appears that Gallagher’s form made an impression on the Leeds boss.
The Daily Mail has reported that the Whites have made an enquiry for Gallagher. It is unclear whether Bielsa wants to take him on loan or on a permanent basis.
It is also unclear at this stage whether Gallagher will be made available. The Mail reports that the Blues are leaning towards loaning him out rather than sanctioning a permanent sale, with a decision to be discussed this coming week.
The Mail also notes that a number of Premier League sides are monitoring Gallagher. So it may not be easy for Leeds to win the race.
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Gallagher is yet to play in the Premier League. Nevertheless, with Bielsa clearly preferring to work with a smaller squad, it is not difficult to see why Leeds want the starlet.
He played in a number of roles for Steve Cooper’s side this past season. He was predominantly deployed in an attacking midfield position, but he also featured in a deeper role and out wide.
That would ensure that Gallagher could provide competition in a number of positions for Leeds next season.
So it will be interesting to see whether Chelsea are willing to let him move to Elland Road in the coming weeks.