Everton make £45m offer for Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher within an HOUR of Sean Dyche being appointed manager… as the Toffees look to find a quick replacement for Anthony Gordon before the January window shuts
Everton have made a £45million offer to sign midfielder Conor Gallagher from Chelsea.
It comes within an hour of Sean Dyche being formally appointed Everton manager as the Toffees attempt to strengthen their squad after losing Anthony Gordon to Newcastle.
Everton have submitted a £40million proposal, plus £5million in add-ons, but Gallagher has decided he will not move to Goodison Park and the Toffees are aware of that.
Everton have reportedly made a £45million offer to sign midfielder Conor Gallagher from Chelsea
It comes within an hour of Sean Dyche being formally announced as the man to replace Frank Lampard at Everton
The deal would be the exact fee that Anthony Gordon was sold to Newcastle for – £40m, plus £5m in add-ons.
The Blues will decide what to do with Gallagher imminently as there is also interest from other clubs.
The 22-year-old England international has had enquiries from Nottingham Forest, Southampton, Crystal Palace and Newcastle United – but it was understood he wanted to stay at Chelsea.
Chelsea will decide what to do with Gallagher soon, with several clubs interested in the 22-year-old
Gallagher spent last season on loan at Crystal Palace, but returned to his parent club at the start of the summer to pursue a regular first-team place at Stamford Bridge.
The 22-year-old flourished under Patrick Vieira last term, scoring eight goals and registering three assists to help Palace to a mid-table finish.
Having returned to Stamford Bridge, it was understood Gallagher had no desire to leave Chelsea while he is still being selected to represent the first-team.
Potter is also against letting Gallagher leave as he is concerned about the escalating injury problem within his squad.