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Crystal Palace are “definitely interested” in Chelsea’s Conor Gallagher

An update has emerged on Crystal Palace and their interest in Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher in the summer transfer window…

What’s the talk?

Journalist Tom Barclay has claimed that the Eagles are keen on a swoop to bring him back to Selhurst Park for the 2022/23 campaign.

He told GIVEMESPORT: “They obviously love Gallagher from last year and they are definitely interested to see if they can do a deal for him.

“But Kante has got an injury and it sounds like he’s going to be out for a month, so this might be the chance for Gallagher to get some game-time at Chelsea. That puts that up in the air.”

Imagine him & Eberechi Eze

Palace could form an exciting partnership in the middle of the park by bringing Gallagher back to pair him with fellow England U21 international Eze.

The pair only started five Premier League games alongside each other last term and the Eagles went unbeaten in those matches, drawing three and winning two.

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Eze was limited to six starts in the top flight after recovering from an Achilles injury and this meant that Patrick Vieira was unable to give the English duo a prolonged run of games together.

Their short run of starts suggests that they struck an instant connection as Palace picked up nine points from those five outings and avoided defeat.

Both players are attack-minded midfielders who have the quality to make a big impact at the top end of the pitch for Vieira.

Whilst on loan at Selhurst Park last term, Gallagher averaged a SofaScore rating of 7.08 in 34 top-flight games as he scored eight goals and provided three assists.

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The midfielder, who has been valued at £40m, has been dubbed “high-quality” and a “warrior” by talent scout Jacek Kulig in the past, with the latter compliment being backed up by his 2.9 tackles and interceptions per match.

He has proven that he can put in superb performances on a consistent basis in the Palace team and this means that he would be a low-risk signing in the sense that they already know that he suits the way that they play.

Although, a second spell could see him take his game to the next level as Eze is now back fit and the pair could thrive off each other in the final third.

Gallagher has shown that he can score goals from midfield and the current Palace maestro has started the 2022/23 campaign by creating two big chances and providing four key passes in three matches.

In his debut season for the Eagles, before his injury, he created five big chances and averaged 1.3 key passes per game in 34 outings.

This shows that he is a creative threat and his genius on the ball could open up more opportunities for Gallagher to show off his goalscoring prowess, which is why they could be an exciting pair to watch for Palace.

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