It has been reported that Chelsea have recalled Conor Gallagher from his loan at Charlton Athletic, with Swansea in the race to bring the 19-year-old to the Liberty Stadium for the remainder of the season.
Tom Barclay, a reporter from The Sun, confirmed the news on Tuesday morning, bringing an end to Gallagher’s time at The Valley. Chelsea now want to loan him elsewhere for the remainder of the campaign.
Although it was originally touted that Chelsea would prefer Gallagher to join a Premier League team until the end of the season, it has since emerged that Swansea could be his next destination.
Journalist Alan Nixon reported that Swansea have a “realistic” chance of landing their target as Chelsea want the 19-year-old to play regularly.
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Chelsea want Connor Gallagher to go on loan to a club where he will play. That has ruled out a couple of Premier League teams so far … Swansea have a realistic chance. Others keen. But he must get game time.
— Alan Nixon (@reluctantnicko) January 14, 2020
Chelsea consider Swansea a good option for Gallagher, as they currently occupy 7th in the Championship table, and Steve Cooper has a good record with developing youth players. The Swans also have Marc Guehi on loan from the Blues.
Swansea have shown interest in Gallagher this transfer window, but it remains down to the player and Chelsea themselves to make the final decision. Meetings will be held about this in the coming days.
With Chelsea calling the shots and recalling Gallagher when it was not expected, Swansea now have the chance to land the 19-year-old, who has impressed in his first season of senior football.
Rhian Brewster and Marc Guehi have already made loan switches to the Liberty Stadium this month, and Gallagher could follow suit as the Swans lead the race.