EXCLUSIVE By Pete O’Rourke
Charlton, Swansea City and Wigan have made loan enquiries for Chelsea youngster Conor Gallagher, Football Insider understands.
The midfielder, 19, is highly regarded within the corridors of power at Stamford Bridge after coming through the ranks.
There has been no shortage of interest in Gallagher from Championship clubs and sources at Charlton, Swansea and Wigan have told Football Insider the clubs all keen to take him on loan for this season.
He has yet to make his first-team debut for Chelsea, but has trained with the first team on a regular basis last season and in the current pre-season.
The rising star travelled with the Blues senior squad for last season’s Europa League final triumph over Arsenal.
Gallagher, who was named Academy Player of the Year last season, is now set to be loaned out so that he can gain valuable first-team experience.
In other Chelsea news, it can be REVEALED the club are in advanced talks over a deal for a colossal defender.