Newcastle United’s January target Conor Gallagher could be made available for sale in the summer by his current club, Chelsea.
Do Newcastle want to sign Conor Gallagher?
The Magpies went through the January transfer window with just the two new arrivals coming through the doors of St James’ Park.
Anthony Gordon and Harrison Ashby were signed, however, Eddie Howe saw his options in midfield shortened following Jonjo Shelvey’s exit for Nottingham Forest.
One name which was heavily linked with a potential move to Tyneside was that of Gallagher with the Toon believed to have identified three possible targets at Stamford Bridge.
However, a move did not come to fruition but Fabrizio Romano has now suggested the summer could see the Blues open up to allow his exit from the capital:
“Conor Gallagher is one to watch for sure.
“Chelsea could be open to letting Gallagher leave in case they will receive a very big proposal in the summer. So let’s see what kind of bids will arrive, but Gallagher is another player to watch in case the player would be keen on leaving.”
How much would Conor Gallagher cost?
With the summer transfer window now just a matter of months away, the 23-year-old will end the season with just two years remaining on his current deal at Stamford Bridge.
And it will be interesting to see how he views his future when the season ends with the Blues showing no signs of stopping in their spending ahead of the summer.
Todd Boehly has already made some huge additions since taking over the club and it seems as if the Blues are still eyeing a move for the likes of Declan Rice.
Would you like Gallagher at Newcastle?
With this in mind, there will be major questions marks as to whether Gallagher has a future at the club.
Just 10 of Gallagher’s 22 Premier League appearances this season have come from the starting XI and even those can be caveated by Chelsea’s injury issues at the time (via Transfermarkt).
In the last two outings, the 23-year-old has only played 17 minutes of action with the likes of Enzo Fernandez instantly slotting into the starting XI.
And comparing Gallagher’s season with that of Joe Willock, the Chelsea man has provided more passes, shot-creating actions and tackles per 90 minutes (via Fbref).
But the question of whether Chelsea would deal with Newcastle has to be raised with the Toon currently battling it out for a spot in the top four.
A reported £45m bid in January from Everton was knocked back, and if Chelsea view Newcastle as serious competition, there could be the possibility they look to demand even more money for Gallagher.