Liverpool have identified Chelsea’s Conor Gallagher as a summer transfer target as Jurgen Klopp looks to rebuild his midfield.
Liverpool are expected to spend this summer as the Reds rebuild from a disappointing season, with midfield recruits the priority for Klopp and his recruitment team at Anfield.
According to the Independent, Gallagher has emerged as a potential target for Liverpool, who believe his high-energy would suit Klopp’s demands and add much-needed intensity to a midfield which has struggled this season.
Much could depend on how Chelsea’s next head coach views Gallagher, following the decision to sack Graham Potter on Sunday. The 23-year-old has made 25 league appearances since returning from a successful loan at Crystal Palace last season, but just ten of those have come from the start.
The club’s record-breaking spending across the past two transfer windows and an expected absence of Champions League football next season will increase the need for sales and Gallagher’s status as a home-grown product means any fee received would count entirely as profit.
Everton submitted a £45m bid to sign Gallagher during the January transfer window, while Newcastle have also been credited as admirers.
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