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Report: Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa joins West Ham in battle to sign midfielder from PL giants

Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa has joined West Ham in the hunt for Chelsea starlet Conor Gallagher, according to a report from the Daily Mail.

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According to a report from the Northern Echo, the Hammers are keen to sign the 20-year-old Blues ace this summer.

David Moyes will surely be on the lookout for another central midfielder. He has already brought Tomas Soucek to the London Stadium.

But with Carlos Sanchez having left, Mark Noble ageing and Declan Rice’s future uncertain, the addition of another young and talented midfielder would certainly not go a miss.

Conor Gallagher  (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Leeds manager Bielsa will be thinking the same. And central midfield is an area where the Whites really could do with another body.

Premier League duo ready to move for youngster from Chelsea…

The Daily Mail reckon that Leeds have joined the race to sign Chelsea youngster Conor Gallagher.

The 20-year-old spent the first half of last season on loan at Charlton Athletic and the second half on loan at Swansea City.

Conor Gallagher (Photo by Athena Pictures/Getty Images)

In 45 combined Championship games for both clubs, he racked up six goals and 11 assists in what was a fine campaign for the youngster (Transfermarkt).

Gallagher is clearly a real talent, and he would be a superb addition for either Leeds or West Ham.

The Daily Mail claims that Chelsea are more interested in loaning the 20-year-old out, however, rather than selling him outright.

A loan deal with an option to buy would be a good deal for the Whites or the Hammers. But Chelsea may well be resistant to include that particular option in any loan deal.

Much will depend on whether the youngster sees a future for himself under Frank Lampard at Stamford Bridge.

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