Chelsea: Conor Gallagher’s stance on exit as West Ham, Newcastle and Everton eye loan move | Football | Sport

Blues boss Thomas Tuchel previously expressed his desire to keep Gallagher at Stamford Bridge this season. However the all-action midfielder played a combined six minutes in Chelsea’s opening two Premier League fixtures against Everton and Tottenham. Gallagher was then handed his first start of the season in the shock 3-0 defeat to Leeds on Sunday as injuries to N’Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic limited Tuchel’s options.

With the pair set to return at some point, it remains to be seen how much game-time Gallagher will be afforded in west London this season. While there are question marks over how many minutes Chelsea can provide the England star this campaign, there are a whole host of other Premier League teams eager to appease the midfielder’s desire for regular first team football.

According to the Evening Standard, Palace, West Ham, Newcastle and Everton are all eyeing a loan move for Gallagher before the transfer window closes in just over a week’s time and it has emerged that the Chelsea youngster is open to the idea of once again playing his football elsewhere. Gallagher is understood to be tempted by the prospect of a fifth loan away from Stamford Bridge as he seeks to earn a spot in Southgate’s England squad for the upcoming World Cup.

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