Atlético Madrid plotting surprise swoop for England international

According to Fabrizio Romano, Atlético Madrid remain the most interested club in Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher. The La Liga giants have made contact with the Premier League club, as the England international is high on their shortlist.

Atlético understand that this will be a difficult deal to complete, as Chelsea will demand a substantial fee for one of their most important players from last season. However, the Spanish club have shown the most concrete interest and are working on ways to bring Gallagher to the club.

The Englishman is aiming to stay in London and compete for a place under new boss Enzo Maresca, however his contract situation means the club are actively offering him to interested parties. Gallagher’s deal expires next summer and the Blues do no want to risk him leaving on a free.

The England International is currently focused on Euro 2024 and his future is unlikely to be resolved until after the tournament has reached its conclusion. Gallagher will likely sit down with the new manager and club officials to discuss his future.

Although he is seen as a priority signing for Atléti, there is a chance that the midfielder doesn’t move this summer and perhaps signs a new deal with Chelsea, which would ultimately end all speculation regarding a potential departure.

Rajan Sangha | GSFN

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