What Gareth Southgate said to Conor Gallagher after England’s World Cup exit

Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher was part of England’s World Cup squad but failed to play a single minute for England.

Sky journalist Rob Dorsett has revealed what England boss Gareth Southgate told Gallagher and other players that failed to play or barely played for England at the World Cup.

“I’ve been told today of some conversations that Gareth Southgate has had with some England players which might hint that he is yet to decide and that there’s a possibility he could stay on until after Euro 2024, which is of course when his contract expires,” he said.

“I’ve been told that in the aftermath of England’s quarter-final defeat to France, Gareth Southgate spoke specifically to the players who didn’t feature much or not at all in this tournament, to reassure them they were still part of his plans going forward with England.”

Meanwhile, Chelsea are in advanced talks to sign Germany World Cup star Youssoufa Moukoko in January, according to The Sun.

The 18 year old Borussia Dortmund forward will become a free agent at the end of the season and the Blues are keen on signing the forward who has been tipped to become a world-class player.

Chelsea are preparing a free move for the summer but the Blues could also try and get him to Stamford Bridge by January.

Moukoko became the youngest player to represent Germany last month when he came off the bench during his country’s shock World Cup loss to Japan.

Moukoko has registered six goals and three assists from 14 league appearances for Borussia Dortmund this season.