Newcastle transfer news: Eddie Howe enquires about signing 'fantastic' £27m star
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Newcastle transfer news: Eddie Howe enquires about signing 'fantastic' £27m star

Newcastle United have enquired about the possibility of signing Chelsea star Conor Gallagher this month, but The Daily Mail reports that he’s not keen on the move.

The Magpies were handed a blow on Sunday as Bruno Guimaraes was forced off with an injury during their win over Fulham. 

The Mail reports that the Brazilian’s injury is not as bad as first feared and that he will be sidelined for weeks, rather than months. 

Eddie Howe was targeting midfield reinforcements before the Guimaraes setback but Newcastle may need to press ahead with their attempts to bring in a fresh face in the middle of the park. 

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Newcastle were linked with a move for Gallagher over the summer but the Englishman ultimately decided he would like to stay and fight for his place in Chelsea’s side. 

Now, it seems the Magpies have rekindled their interest in the midfielder, but he hasn’t changed his stance on a possible move away from Stamford Bridge. 

Newcastle enquire about Gallagher

The Daily Mail reports that Newcastle have enquired about the possibility of signing Gallagher this month, as well as Nottingham Forest, Southampton, Everton and Crystal Palace. 

But the 22-year-old is determined to remain in west London, especially after Graham Potter has handed him more opportunities in the first-team of late. 

The Chelsea boss would also prefer to keep the youngster due to the ongoing injury crisis at Stamford Bridge. 

Gallagher was a standout performer for Palace in the Premier League last season and it’s no surprise a number of clubs are monitoring his situation at Chelsea. 

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The youngster has been described as a ‘fantastic’ talent and Patrick Vieira’s men even tried to land him for £27 million after his successful spell at Selhurst Park. 

It’s fair to say that Gallagher’s return to Chelsea hasn’t quite gone to plan as of yet as he struggled for game time under Thomas Tuchel initially. The midfielder was also sent-off during his second start for the club against Leicester City back in August. 

But he’s certainly showing signs that he is ready to fight for a place in the first-team under Potter and played the full 90 minutes as Chelsea beat Palace over the weekend. 

Nevertheless, Newcastle will certainly continue to monitor the player as Potter’s men are showing no signs of slowing down in terms of their spending in the transfer market.

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