The Eagles have been linked with a move for Gallagher all summer with Chelsea open to talking about selling him back in April if they were presented with offers worth at least £50m.
He’s currently on a wage of just £17k-per-week which offsets the high transfer fee, therefore making any move financially easier to complete.
Everton have also recently declared their interest in signing the highly rated attacking midfielder. However, his impressive performances last season coupled with great displays in pre-season have led to Chelsea having second thoughts about letting him go.
He was directly involved in 11 goals during 34 Premier League appearances for the South London club which hasn’t gone unnoticed. Even his Chelsea teammate Mason Mount described his form last season as “brilliant“.
This suggests that he wants to prove his worth to Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel, and Palace boss Patrick Vieira recently said: “I don’t think there’s a way to get him back.”
But in a Chelsea side that’s bursting with talent, it might be difficult for Gallagher to get the regular game time he deserves, so he shouldn’t give up hope just yet.
We’ve seen it happen in the past at Chelsea with the likes of Tammy Abraham and Ruben Loftus Cheek, who have returned from loan spells and been given some opportunities in the first-team, only to eventually leave the club again on loan or permanently.
Even if he ends up staying at Stamford Bridge this season, it may not spell the end of his relationship with Crystal Palace. If it doesn’t go well for him then it’s likely a move back to Selhurst Park would be his first choice.
So Palace should be ready to pounce should a concrete opportunity to bring him back ever come up. He would be the dream signing for Vieira and they seem to hold an advantage over everyone else due to Gallagher’s great affection for the club.