According to a report from The Sun, Crystal Palace want to sign Chelsea youngster, Conor Gallagher, after the midfielder has impressed down in the Championship in the last two years.
Gallagher enjoyed a fine spell with Charlton under Lee Bowyer before sealing a move to Swansea on a similar deal, where, again, he has impressed under Steve Cooper.
The 20-year-old has six goals and ten assists to his name this season. And while he hasn’t hit the net for Swansea as yet, he has registered an impressive six of those ten assists in just 12 games with the Swans.
And it appears that his form has caught the eye of Roy Hodgson at Selhurst Park, who is keen to add some more goals and creativity to his team over the summer.
Gallagher has drawn comparisons to current Chelsea boss, Frank Lampard, in the past. Sky Sports pundit Keith Andrews pointed out the similarities in their games, insisting Gallagher must learn all he can from the Blues boss.
Hodgson and Palace, then, will be hoping he has taken lessons on board if they do indeed complete a move for the reported £10m fee mentioned.
Hard to make it at Chelsea but Palace are pushing it with just a £10m fee – TBR View
While the likelihood is that Conor Gallagher doesn’t end up being a first-team regular at Stamford Bridge, £10m seems awfully cheap for such a talent.
Of course, the market is set for a dip this summer thanks to the global economy being on a wobble but surely Chelsea will demand more than that?
On the playing side, Gallagher deserves his PL chance. He’s been superb in the Championship and he can do a lot worse than learn from a manager like Roy Hodgson.