Arsenal and Manchester United ‘Join the Chase’ for Conor Gallagher

Conor Gallagher could be “forced out” of west London, therefore Arsenal and Manchester United are reportedly in the running to sign him from Chelsea this summer, according to Football Transfers (quoting Diario AS).

As the Blues try to approve his transfer in order to balance their books, the Premier League teams have ‘requested to be kept up to date’ on the midfielder’s current circumstances, the report continues.

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Chelsea has overspent in the transfer market since Todd Boehly took over, and if they are unable to provide a financial justification as quickly as possible, they may face Financial Fair Play penalties.

Despite having a fantastic season, Gallagher’s asking price of £42 million has been set by the club, who are determined to sell him because he is a homegrown player and will bring in 100% profit for the team.

In the past, he has been linked to Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur. International teams are also interested in signing the 24-year-old with Atletico Madrid.

It won’t be long before Gallagher departs Chelsea.

Gallagher’s desire to remain with his boyhood team appears to have been negatively impacted by Chelsea’s apparent decision that he will not have a future at Stamford Bridge.

Though he played 54 times last season and contributed 16 goals, Mauricio Pochettino’s trusted lieutenant could not be in Enzo Maresca’s plans from the start.

Gallagher’s signing might provide Manchester United an advantage against Arsenal because the Chelsea fan favorite might choose not to join their opponent in London, thus ruling out Spurs as well.

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The Red Devils are looking for a central midfielder to go with Kobbie Mainoo, and Gallagher’s experience and potential make a £42 million transfer fee seem reasonable for such a player.

His versatility at two tactically different clubs is evidence that he will succeed in the next phase of his career. He was one of Chelsea’s top players last season and excelled when on loan at Crystal Palace.