Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher is facing a “massively uncertain” future at the club, Dean Jones has told Sportsbuffer.
The Blues are looking to revamp their midfield this summer. N’Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic are already on their way out while Mason Mount and Ruben Loftus-Cheek could be sold as well.
Gallagher, 23, could be the next in the firing line. The Blues are looking to bring the likes of Moises Caicedo and Romeo Lavia this summer, and Jones says they “might have to stop the midfield cull” before it reaches Gallagher.
A host of clubs are interested in signing Gallagher who is reportedly valued at around £50m. So, he wouldn’t come cheap.
Gallagher played regularly last season for the Blues, but with the club looking to make a wholesome change to the squad, he could be one of the bankable assets for them this summer.
Everton and Newcastle previously showed interest in signing the box-to-box midfielder, and both still like him. Brighton are also in the race, while Football London previously reported that Tottenham Hotspur are also keen to secure his signature.
Conor Gallagher – player in demand
Jones exclusively told Sportsbuffer: “I honestly thought Chelsea might have to stop the midfield cull before it reached Conor Gallagher but his future at the club is massively uncertain.
“He’s had Everton and Newcastle after him since January and both still like him, but now Brighton and others are also on his case and he might well end up leaving this summer.”
The Toffees need to undergo a massive rebuild this summer, but given their parlous financial situation, it’s unclear how much money Sean Dyche will be given to spend.
Newcastle could be an interesting option for Gallagher. The Magpies can not only meet Chelsea’s asking price, but they can lure the midfielder with Champions League football.
A potential move to Brighton cannot be ruled out either, especially, if Gallagher could be used as a part of the deal for Caicedo.