EPL: Unwanted Chelsea player linked with Aston Villa

Aston Villa are interested in signing one key Chelsea player (Imago/Prime Media Images)


Aston Villa could sign Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher (Imago/Prime Media Images)

EPL: Unwanted Chelsea player linked with Aston Villa

Seye Omidiora 03:24 - 05.06.2024

Unai Emery’s men have earmarked the Blues player to boost their squad for a Champions League return.

Aston Villa are reportedly keen to sign Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher, with preliminary talks held with the West London club. 

Could Conor Gallagher leave Chelsea?

Gallagher was a mainstay under Mauricio Pochettino last season, playing 37 of the club’s 38 Premier League matches but that did not stop rumours of a departure from Stamford Bridge. 

Those reports were rife 12 months ago and continued in January, with the Blues hierarchy keen to let go of the academy product, who had about 18 months left on his contract at the time. 

According to The Athletic, Chelsea are still intent on the sale of a key member of the squad that ended sixth last season, made it to the FA Cup semi-finals and came close to winning the EFL Cup

Conor Gallagher
Conor Gallagher often captained Chelsea last season in the absence of Reece James and Ben Chilwell (Imago/PA Images)

The report states that both clubs have held preliminary talks about the 24-year-old, and a deal could be struck imminently if there is no impasse in the discussions.

What comes next for Gallagher?

Conor Galagher
Conor Galagher hopes to make Gareth Southgate's England Euro 2024 squad (Imago)

While the Chelsea midfielder’s future is in the air, the 24-year-old is focused on a strong European Championship with England

Gallagher was included in Gareth Southgate’s 33-man provisional England squad and hopes to make the final 26-player group which should be announced before the June 7 deadline.