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Journalist confirms Crystal Palace want to sign Conor Gallagher on loan from Chelsea

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Matt Woosnam, who covers Crystal Palace for The Athletic, has confirmed that are in the race to sign Conor Gallagher.

Having already spent in the region of £30m on Chelsea defender Marc Guehi and highly-rated Reading teenager Michael Olise, is now likely to invest in free transfers and loan deals.

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Whilst Guehi is the first to join permanently, he’s not the first Blues player to make the short trip across London, with Ruben Loftus-Cheek and spending time on loan at in recent seasons.

And now Palace are chasing another Chelsea attacker in Gallagher, although the 21-year-old is a man in demand having made impressive strides during loan spells with Charlton, Swansea and then West Brom in recent years.

Gallagher was a regular during those respective loan spells, scoring eight times and adding 13 assists in 79 appearances across both the Championship and Premier League.

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With those notable statistics in mind, Woosnam told This is Futbol that the youngster would be a addition for Vieira:

“We have said before that Conor Gallagher is one – they’ve got an interest in him.

“He would be a good signing. One of the areas Palace need to strengthen is a more attacking dynamic midfielders, and Gallagher would fit the bill there.”

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