Midfielder Connor Gallagher is set to be axed by Chelsea this summer as owner Todd Boehly aims to balance the squad.
Since arriving at Chelsea less than 12 months ago, the American owner has already outlaid $745m on new players which have included the arrival of Raheem Sterling, Wesley Fofana, and World Cup Winner Enzo Fernandez, who alone went for an eyewatering $133m.
Boehly now needs to recuperate some of the money he has spent on his new side in accordance with Financial Fair Play Regulations and according to Simon Jones from the Mail Online, Gallagher is seen as one of his most expendable assets for which he will be able to offload easily.
Despite scoring in Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at home to Brighton and Hove Albion, Gallagher has failed to make the same impression at Stamford Bridge that he did when on loan to Crystal Palace last season, where he scored eight goals in 34 Premier League outings.
Liverpool, Newcastle, Borussia Dortmund, and Brighton and Hove Albion have shown interest in the English international so far but it is reported that Gallagher’s preference would be to stay in London.
Now current Chelsea manager Frank Lampard did agree a fee of around $55m for Gallagher on Transfer Deadline Day in January whilst manager of Everton but the deal broke down because Gallagher wanted to stay and fight for his place at Stamford Bridge.