Blues board told £40M star should be at Chelsea in summer

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Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson has claimed that CHELSEA would be taking “five steps back” if they get rid of Conor Gallagher in the summer window

The 24-year-old central midfielder, who’s worn the captain’s armband for much of this campaign, has been one of the standout individuals at Stamford Bridge. He’s got seven goals and nine assists across all competitions from midfield.

However – despite the fact he has been a big part of that starting side – there has been alot of speculation and rumours in the media that he is a player the board will allow to depart should the right offer arrive.

It is no secret that the financial fair play rules will have a big effect on the transfer business in the summer – meaning that we will have to sell before they get the players they need to help take the club forward.

But despite all the rumours – Merson has opened up and claimed that the club would be taking a step back if they decide to sell Gallagher in the transfer window: “If they sell Conor Gallagher, it’s five steps back,” Merson told the Soccer Saturday programme on Sky Sports News

“I am a big Conor Gallagher fan, he gives you absolutely everything.

“I think he gets into virtually every team, probably Man City he doesn’t get into, any other team, I think he gets into. I would even go as far as to say at Arsenal you would, go and get him at Arsenal where you have got [Declan] Rice, [Martin] Odegaard and Gallagher.

“He gives you everything. He gives you energy, he gives you goals and he closes down. He is a fan’s dream. Everybody wants a trier.”

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