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Originally posted by sydtheeagle

I've always said and I still believe that Gallagher is in play and he'll remain our number one target until the window shuts. Nothing has persuaded me to change the view that a deal, if unlikely, remains within the bounds of possibility.

The latest news, that both Chelsea and Gallagher himself rejected a loan bid by West Ham last week tells us much (if true). That Chelsea wasn't interested in a loan tells you only that if he left, they'd want to sell him not loan him.

That Gallagher himself became involved in responding tells you a lot more because that being the case, Chelsea must have asked him for his view which tells in turn that they are willing to at least consider his departure. You don't ask a player for his response to an incoming bid if you have no intention of letting him leave.

I think at this point we can safely say that Chelsea isn't actively looking to move Connor on, but if the right bid did come in and Connor was interested then yes, a deal could be done.

Which, of course, brings us to Wilf. The table is set for a deal although there are a lot of moving pieces that would need to fall into place to make one happen. If Chelsea's interest in Wilf is genuine and if Connor was willing to move permanently to Palace (both big "ifs" at this point but at the same time, both not unrealistic possibilities) then I wouldn't be remotely surprised if something happened before the window shut.

In the end, Patrick clearly loves Connor. Wilf clearly wants to play CL football. Connor clearly wants first-team football and though he doesn't want to leave Chelsea, it's not impossible that he accepts it may right now be the best move for his career. And he was clearly happy at Palace. It's not hard to imagine everything might (might, not will) fall into place.

I think as I've said before Connor is absolutely our number 1 target and we won't spend any serious money elsewhere in the window until a deal for him is either done or completely ruled out. I'd be very surprised if conversations between Palace and Chelsea weren't at least ongoing in the background at this point. This deal gives both clubs something they want. It makes too much sense.

There is a lot of logic in what Syd says.

However there are lots of bridges to cross and obstacles to. If we assume Chelsea want Zaha and he is happy to go. Also assume we want Gallagher (and other Chelsea players i suspect).

The Man U percentage is a problem and that needs to be overcome particularly if take another player in exchange or part exchange as the respective values are then less certain.

We don't particularly want to sell Zaha unless we get an offer we can't refuse so will hold on to him if we can't get this because of his value to us. Also if he goes we need to replace and this takes time.

I wonder if Wilf can be persuaded to sign a 2 year extension with an agreement he can be loaned to Chelsea for this season with an agreed purchase price of £40 million. We also get a loan fee.

We buy or Loan Lozano from Italy as replacement.

There are 3 players who come to mind in Chelsea benchwarmers who come to mind. I have ignored Hudson-Odoi as although he may be willing to leave on loan I don't think he would suit us
Gallagher , RLC and Broja.

We can not afford RLC wages so if he is permanent he needs to take a wage drop if Loan Chelsea need to pay half wages. Therefore I think if it is him it will be a loan with obligation to buy

Other 2 are on lower wages so this is not a problem.
We know Gallagher and he knows us and this is really positive. However he is Chelsea supporter and wants to try his luck. My guess this weekend will be the telling time if he is not a starter he may ask for a move.

Broja impressed at Soton and would suit us so I think he is a possibility.

I wonder if early next week Broja will arrive on a permanent for £20 million and Gallagher on a season Loan with agreed purchase price of £30 million with Wilf going other way on loan (after signing new contract) with an obligation for Chelsea to buy

 

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Conor’s issue is, if does get regular game time, then there is no chance of going to the World Cup, Southgate has said numerous times, if you are not playing a regular 90ish minutes for your club, you won’t get picked, the world and his dog knows that Conor will not feature that much for Chelsea, my gut feeling is he will join us

 

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Sorry “does NOT get regular playing time” I meant

 

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Chelsea have got games against Spurs Leeds Leicester & Southampton before the transfer window closes -

One could argue that the games against Leeds & Leicester would be the best chance of CG getting minutes (or not) - the Southampton game is probably too close to the transfer window closing to influence anyone's decision-

 

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Tuchel loves rotation. This is going to be a fraught season. He will want to keep a player like Gallagher around, especially with him not looking likely of going to the world cup.

I think Conor will stay there. Ruben or Hudson-Odoi maybe.

 


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Originally posted by EaglesEaglesEagles

Tuchel loves rotation. This is going to be a fraught season. He will want to keep a player like Gallagher around, especially with him not looking likely of going to the world cup.

I think Conor will stay there. Ruben or Hudson-Odoi maybe.

If we did get Connor and Wilf goes Eze could play in Wilfs position, and loan another DM.

 


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Running with Syd's post for a moment, It seems to me:
1. We are the club in the weaker position owing to the length of Wilf's contract and the likelihood that Wilf would want to jump at the opportunity to go to Chelsea.
2. I would be surprised if Wilf would countenance an extended contract given what happened when he signed his last one with us.
3. Gallagher wants to play for Chelsea and to go the World Cup this year.

One possible deal IMO would be:
- we swap Wilf for Gallagher and pay Chelsea some money
- Chelsea include a buy-back clause (at a higher fee) like the one they put in the Ake contract with Bournemmouth.
Gallagher might just agree to that because if he progressed with us sufficiently in Chelsea's eyes, Chelsea would exercise the buy-back clause and
- Conor gets to play regular football now,
- has the chance of playing himself into the World Cup in Qatar
- and be back at his beloved Chelsea in say 3 years time when he will be nearing the peak years of his career.

As I said at the start, we are the club in the weaker position so don't have the best of bargaining chips.

 

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