CHELSEA could lose a midfielder to their Champions League rivals.
Manchester United and Liverpool have been advised to sign Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher to address their midfield difficulties. The 22-year-old has been warned that he must speak with manager Thomas Tuchel about his playing time this season, and that conversation may pique the curiosity of a number of Premier League clubs.
The former Crystal Palace loanee made his first Chelsea league start against Leeds on Sunday, although he has been linked with a move to Everton as part of the discussions to bring Anthony Gordon to Stamford Bridge this summer. Former Liverpool striker Dean Saunders feels that if Gallagher is available this summer, numerous elite clubs will be interested.
“I’d sign him,” Saunders said on talkSPORT. “If I were any of the top six, I would sign him, and you know he is going to train properly every day.” Just by looking at him and how he plays, you can tell. Fans of Crystal Palace will tell you that they watched him every week. He always gets seven out of ten, sometimes nine out of ten, but he never gets three or four out of 10. Because he works really hard.”
In conversation with Saunders, former Aston Villa striker Gabby Agbonlahor claimed that Gallagher needs to speak to Tuchel to get reassurances over his playing time this season. “He is an outstanding player,” Agbonlahor added. “He needs to find out from Thomas Tuchel ‘Am I going to play? Otherwise, there are so many clubs in the Premier League that are going to snap me up and I will have to leave.