Report: £40m Chelsea talent hasn't convinced Blues hierarchy and Newcastle really want him

Newcastle United and West Ham United target Conor Gallagher allegedly hasn’t done enough to convince the Chelsea hierarchy.

Chelsea could axe midfielder Conor Gallagher this summer with Newcastle United and West Ham United alerted to his situation.

That is according to TalkSPORT, who claim that Chelsea want to sell a number of homegrown players this summer.

The Blues believe that selling off their young English players will help bring in cash and balance the books after some scattergun spending over the last year.

Gallagher is one player who could go and it’s stated that the Chelsea hierarchy just aren’t convinced by him.

A summer sale could be on the cards with Gallagher allegedly valued at around £40million.

It’s stated that three Premier League clubs – Crystal Palace, Newcastle United and West Ham United – have all been alerted to his availability.

Palace took Gallagher on loan for the 2021-22 season and would love to bring him back to Selhurst Park.

Beating West Ham and especially Newcastle won’t be easy though with a real fight for Gallagher’s signature seemingly imminent.

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Newcastle United seem very interested in Conor Gallagher

Staying in London will appeal to Gallagher with Palace and West Ham both offering that option.

Yet being a part of the Newcastle project will be a major pull to many players, especially with Champions League football on offer.

Gallagher has been linked with Newcastle for months now and the noises seem to indicate that summer move is a real possibility.

The London Evening Standard reported in February that Newcastle are the front runners to sign Gallagher this summer.

The Athletic added in March that Eddie Howe is a huge admirer of Gallagher and would love to bring him to Tyneside.

Claims from the Daily Mail earlier in May suggested that Howe wants Premier League experience in his midfield and therefore wants Gallagher.

Gallagher has the energy and goalscoring ability that Howe will love from his midfield, fitting a similar mould to Joelinton, Joe Willock and Sean Longstaff.

The 23-year-old has plenty of potential and may need to trade Chelsea for Newcastle to fulfil it in the coming years.

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