Leeds United remain in the hunt to sign Chelsea youngster, Conor Gallagher, who is set for another loan move this summer.
The young Blues star enjoyed a fine season last year. Split into two, he played well for both Charlton and Swansea, helping Steve Cooper’s men into the playoffs with a number of fine displays.
Now back at Stamford Bridge, Gallagher is expected to sign a new contract before heading out on loan again and the Sun claims that Leeds are still firmly in the hunt, despite strong interest from Crystal Palace.
It is claimed that Palace, while keen on Gallagher, also want to sign Chelsea forward Michy Batshuayi. Under PL rules, the Eagles would not be allowed to take both players.
Leeds, then, could well use that as an opening to land Gallagher, who scored six times and contributed a further 11 assists last term.
Marcelo Bielsa has been working quickly to improve his squad this summer alongside Victor Orta. Rodrigo Moreno and Robin Koch have arrived for big money, while Jack Harrison has returned on loan.
Gallagher deserves his PL chance but would he play at Leeds? – TBR View
That is the killer question really, given that Leeds has plenty of talent in midfield areas already.
However, he does offer something a bit different, given he is capable of getting forward and creating, while he is also versatile enough to play a number of roles within the midfield area.
It would also be a confidence boost to see Leeds beat a rival to a signing. Palace and Leeds could well be challenging in similar areas of the table next term, meaning it would definitely be a case of one-up for the Whites.