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Leeds and Crystal Palace hope to find out NEXT WEEK if Chelsea will let Conor Gallagher go on loan

Leeds and Crystal Palace hope to find out NEXT WEEK whether Chelsea will let Conor Gallagher leave on loan – with the Whites also monitoring developments on Manchester United winger Daniel James

  • Leeds, Palace and Newcastle have been credited with interest in Gallagher, 21 
  • Promising midfielder Lewis Bate, 18, left Chelsea for Leeds earlier this week 
  • Marcelo Bielsa’s side are also involved in several other summer transfer deals
  • They have signed Kristoffer Klaesson and opened talks for Celtic’s Leo Hjelde

Leeds United and Crystal Palace hope to find out next week whether Chelsea are willing to let Conor Gallagher go on loan.

The Blues central midfielder impressed on loan at West Bromwich Albion last season, with numerous Premier League sides also including Newcastle keen on taking him on loan for the upcoming campaign.

Chelsea view him as part of their long-term plans and are unwilling to sell him permanently, but could sanction a loan to give him more top-flight experience. 

Leeds and Crystal Palace hope to find out next week if they can sign Chelsea’s Conor Gallagher (pictured right) on loan, with Newcastle also interested in the England U21 central midfielder

Midfielder Lewis Bate, 18, also left Stamford Bridge for the Whites earlier this week and they hope Gallagher will follow the same path.

Promising teenager Bate signed for £1.5million and will go straight into the club’s U23 squad.

Thomas Tuchel’s side have let numerous academy players leave this summer, including Fikayo Tomori to AC Milan, Marc Guehi to Crystal Palace – both on permanent deals – and Billy Gilmour to Norwich on loan. 

Leeds have already signed promising midfielder Lewis Bate from the Blues earlier this week

Leeds have already signed promising midfielder Lewis Bate from the Blues earlier this week

Marcelo Bielsa's side are also monitoring developments with Manchester United's Dan James

Marcelo Bielsa’s side are also monitoring developments with Manchester United’s Dan James

Leeds are signing Valerenga goalkeeper Kristoffer Klaesson this week, pending a work permit, and have opened talks for Celtic defender Leo Hjelde.

The 18-year-old Norwegian was in Celtic’s squad that faced West Ham on Saturday. 

Marcelo Bielsa’s side are also monitoring developments with Manchester United’s Daniel James, with a move for Club Brugge winger Noa Lang looking expensive.

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