Borussia Dortmund are reportedly showing keen interest in Chelsea’s talented midfielder Conor Gallagher as they look to bolster their midfield options for the upcoming season. With uncertainties surrounding the future of Gallagher’s fellow England teammate Jude Bellingham, Dortmund sees the 23-year-old as a potential addition to their squad.
Gallagher has been important player for Chelsea this season, featuring in 38 games and making his mark with a memorable 90th-minute winner against his former club, Crystal Palace, in a 2-1 away victory on 1st October. His impressive performances have not gone unnoticed, and Dortmund has identified him as a player of interest, according to Sky Sports.
Gallagher was also included in England’s squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, showcasing his potential on the international stage. However, despite his promising performances, Chelsea’s financial fair play concerns may lead to him being sacrificed in the transfer market.
Dortmund has reportedly made initial inquiries with Chelsea regarding Gallagher’s availability, but they were not satisfied with the £45 million price tag attached to the midfielder. Negotiations between the two clubs are ongoing as Dortmund aims to secure Gallagher’s services at a more favorable price.
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If the deal goes through, Gallagher would join a long list of talented young players who have made their way to Dortmund in recent years, benefiting from the club’s reputation for developing and nurturing young talent. Dortmund’s interest in Gallagher highlights their ambitious plans to strengthen their midfield and remain competitive in both domestic and European competitions.
In conclusion, Borussia Dortmund’s pursuit of Conor Gallagher reflects their desire to bolster their midfield options for the upcoming season. Gallagher’s impressive performances for Chelsea and inclusion in England’s national team have put him on Dortmund’s radar. Negotiations between the two clubs are ongoing, and if the deal is successful, Gallagher could become a valuable addition to Dortmund’s squad as they strive for success now and in the future.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.