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Report: Leeds and Newcastle eye Conor Gallagher

Leeds United and Newcastle United are amongst a host of Premier League clubs keen on signing Conor Gallagher, but The Sun on Sunday (9/5; page 59) reports that they may be set for frustration this summer.

Gallagher has been a decent performer out on loan at West Brom this season. The 21-year-old has scored twice and provided two assists in the Premier League.

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The Baggies’ hopes of keeping the youngster however, look set to be dashed. Sam Allardyce’s men pretty much require a flawless run over the remaining games of the campaign to stand a chance of staying up.

The Sun on Sunday (9/5; page 59) suggests however, that a group of top flight rivals are keen on the Chelsea midfielder.

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The report claims that Leeds, Newcastle and Crystal Palace all want Gallagher, either on loan or permanently. However, it appears that Gallagher is not looking to move right away.

The Sun on Sunday reports that he wants to stay at Stamford Bridge and fight for a place. It is suggested that his admirers may have to wait until January if they hope to make a move.

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It appears that Gallagher’s admirers will be relying on Thomas Tuchel to make it clear that he is not in his plans next season if they hope to complete a move.

For Leeds, he could arguably be a very good signing – particularly if he could be signed permanently.

The Whites may need another number eight this summer. And Gallagher has shown – particularly in the Championship – that he has huge potential.

He scored six goals and provided eight assists in the year Leeds were promoted from the second tier.

Based on the report, it would appear that he is unlikely to move this summer. But if he is available, Leeds are certainly right to put themselves in the mix.

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