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Crystal Palace submit £27million offer to sign Chelsea’s Conor Gallagher

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Crystal Palace is making £27million bid to sign Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher… as the Eagles step up their efforts to sign the England international on a permanent basis after his successful loan spell last season

  • Conor Gallagher was loaned to Chelsea’s Crystal Palace last season
  • He has since returned to Chelsea, but Palace wants to sign him permanently
  • The Eagles have submitted £27million offer to bring Gallagher back to Selhurst Park
  • Gallagher thrived at Palace last season under manager Patrick Vieira
  • He may have to make a big decision with the World Cup coming up later this year

Crystal Palace have put in a £27million bid for Chelsea’s Conor Gallagher as they increase their interest in signing the midfielder on a permanent basis, according to reports.

Gallagher was loaned out to Palace last season but returned to his parent club at the start of the summer to pursue a regular first-team spot at Stamford Bridge.

However, the Eagles have not given up hope of bringing Gallagher back to Selhurst Park and have now made a formal offer to Chelsea. The times.

Crystal Palace wants to sign midfielder Conor Gallagher permanently

Gallagher had an excellent loan spell at Palace last season working with Patrick Vieira

Gallagher had an excellent loan spell at Palace last season working with Patrick Vieira

The 22-year-old thrived under Patrick Vieira last season, scoring eight goals and three assists to help Palace move into middle ground.

He was named Player of the Year at the end of the campaign and his achievements also earned him international awards.

Gallagher made his England debut against San Marino last November and has since played three more caps.

He has been called up regularly by England over the past nine months and may have felt he could still be part of Southgate’s plans towards the World Cup by returning to Chelsea.

Gallagher, however, had a difficult start to the season with the Blues. He was used as a late substitute in both first two games of the campaign.

His return to Chelsea didn't go to plan as he was sent off against Leicester on Saturday

His return to Chelsea didn’t go according to plan as he was sent off against Leicester on Saturday

Gallagher may believe a move is needed to stay in Gareth Southgate's World Cup plans

Gallagher may believe a move is needed to stay in Gareth Southgate’s World Cup plans

Thomas Tuchel then called Gallagher in his starting line-up against Leeds, but Chelsea were well beaten at Elland Road and the young midfielder was dragged off just after the hour.

He kept his place on the wing against Leicester on Saturday, but was shown a red card for two cynical fouls in the first 30 minutes.

As a result, Gallagher may now feel that a move could benefit him if he wants to book his place on the plane to Qatar.

Palace have expressed their interest ahead of Thursday’s deadline, while Newcastle and Everton are also keen to take over his services.

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