CHELSEA ace Conor Gallagher is being chased by newly-promoted pair Leeds and West Brom as they weigh up loan moves.
The 20-year-old midfielder is attracting attention from across the Premier League – but Crystal Palace’s interest appears to have waned.
Conor Gallagher is being sought over by multiple Premier League clubs[/caption]
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The Eagles were leading the chase for him but are now prioritising his Blues team-mate Michy Batshuayi, according to the Mail Online.
Premier League rules state a club cannot have two loans from the same club, leaving Gallagher’s potential move to Selhurst Park scuppered.
That leaves West Brom and Leeds in a tug of war for the England U-21 international whose profile continues to rise.
Chelsea intend to tie him down to a new contract when he returns from international duty before giving him another year on loan.
The midfielder spent the first half of last season at Charlton before moving to Swansea, impressing on both Championship stints.
The Blues hierarchy remain keen to make sure he gets regular first-team football.
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West Brom sporting director Luke Dowling is a confirmed admirer and is believed to have pushed the case for acquiring him.
Meanwhile, Batshuayi will sign a one year extension at Stamford Bridge before re-joining Crystal Palace on loan.
He impressed the club when he arrived in the back half of the 2018/19 season and will offer Roy Hodgson’s men more firepower ahead of the new campaign.
Michy Batshauyi, 26, is being linked to another loan spell at Crystal Palace[/caption]