EVERTON MAKE APPROACH FOR YOUNGSTER IVANOVIC ONCE CALLED SPECIAL
A fresh report from Football Insider has offered an intriguing update on Everton’s long-running pursuit of Chelsea playmaker Conor Gallagher. Everton have now made an approach to try and sign the 22-year-old England international ahead of the 2022/23 season. The young Chelsea midfielder spent the 2021/22 season on loan at Crystal Palace and was one of the Premier League’s rising stars as he enjoyed a fine spell, scoring eight goals from 34 top-flight appearances, helping Palace to a comfortable 12th-place finish.
As such, Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, is thought to be a big admirer of his talent, but there remain doubts over whether he is capable enough to replace the likes of N’Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic in midfield just yet. With that in mind, Gallagher could consider a move away from Stamford Bridge.
Football Insider reports that Everton are still interested in Gallagher and have enquired with Chelsea about the feasibility of a permanent deal for the 22-year-old, who has three years left on his deal. Frank Lampard spent most of his career at Chelsea and is now trying to utilise his connections to try to lure players to Goodison Park. Everton are in the market to overhaul the majority of their squad after a terrible season in which they narrowly avoided relegation. However, they have only brought defender James Tarkowski through the door thus far, and that too was a Bosman deal.
While he was still at Chelsea, Branislav Ivanovic once dubbed Gallagher a very special talent but there may not he any space for him in the first-team this new season.