Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher is expected to make a decision about his future at Stamford Bridge once he discusses plans with the club’s new manager. The 23-year-old has been a regular fixture in the Chelsea squad this season but has struggled to secure a permanent starting position.
Gallagher, a Blues academy graduate, will enter the final two years of his contract this summer. With Enzo Fernandez joining the team in January and Chelsea continuing to search for a new midfielder, multiple Premier League clubs have shown interest in signing Gallagher if he becomes available. Liverpool, Tottenham, Newcastle, Crystal Palace, and Leicester are all reportedly monitoring Gallagher’s situation.
Sources have confirmed that Gallagher will not make a decision until he has spoken with the new manager. Julian Nagelsmann and Luis Enrique have both recently held talks with Chelsea officials. Gallagher is said to believe he has a future at the club but requires assurances over playing time from the new manager. He is keen to have a significant role in the squad but is not demanding a permanent starting spot at this stage of his career.
Similarly, young center-back Levi Colwill plans to speak with the new manager before deciding his future. Colwill, who is currently on loan at Brighton, will return to Chelsea in the summer with two years left on his contract. Club officials want Colwill to be integrated into the first team next year, but the 20-year-old is seeking assurances from the new boss before committing. Liverpool and Manchester City are among the clubs prepared to try and lure him away from Stamford Bridge.
Meanwhile, Chelsea are under pressure to comply with Financial Fair Play guidelines after spending over £600 million in recent transfer windows. As a result, they will need to offload players to offset their spending. Gallagher is viewed as the easiest homegrown talent to sell, with clubs like Borussia Dortmund, Brighton, and Newcastle keeping tabs on his situation.
Chelsea’s owner, Todd Boehly, faces the challenge of balancing the club’s books while also addressing the futures of key players like Mason Mount, who reportedly has a £70 million asking price, and Levi Colwill, who has attracted interest from multiple clubs following his impressive loan spell at Brighton.