Leeds United will move for Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher on a permanent deal after their flying start at Liverpool yesterday, according to the Daily Mail.
The Blues starlet is set to sign a new deal at Stamford Bridge and it is believed that Frank Lampard is keen to send Gallagher out on loan to another Premier League team, following his impressive season with Swansea last year.
However, the Mail now claims that Marcelo Bielsa wants to land Gallagher on a permanent deal, with the promise of more regular first-team football chances something he hopes to tempt the Chelsea man with.
Gallagher is highly-rated by Frank Lampard but with chances at Chelsea set to be at a premium, he could well be tempted to move to Elland Road if the Whites stump up the cash.
Leeds will fancy themselves as a great destination for players, especially after their performance at Liverpool yesterday. Despite losing 4-3, Bielsa’s men put in a fine display against the champions to impress onlooking fans and pundits alike.
A big ask, Chelsea will probably want to keep Gallagher – TBR View
The report from the Mail hints at this but there seems little chance of Chelsea selling Gallagher yet. Of course, things can change and if the player wants the move and the money is good from Leeds, the Blues could yield.
Gallagher is a fine young player and deserves a chance at the PL this season. He was excellent for Swansea last term and has all the ability in the world to make an impression.
With Lampard splashing the cash on new players, Gallagher is unlikely to see any action soon. A move to Leeds, then, could well be ideal.