Thomas Tuchel intends to integrate Conor Gallagher into the squad after the midfielder’s loan spell at Crystal Palace ends, Goal reports.
The 21-year-old Chelsea academy graduate has been a revelation of this season, scoring six goals in 17 Premier League games.
At his current club, Gallagher performs as an attack-minded No.8, a role that does not particularly exist in Tuchel’s preferred 3-4-3 system. Despite that, the German is willing to make the youngster a part of his squad.
Chelsea are still planning to sign a midfielder in the summer Declan Rice and Aurelien Tchouameni both have their admirers within the club’s hierarchy.
With Gallagher firmly in Tuchel’s plans, however, it looks like there will be a space only for one of these players.