Chelsea told planned sale of this player is ‘unacceptable’

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Chelsea’s reported plan to sell Conor Gallagher this summer is ‘unacceptable’, and can’t be allowed to happen, according to football pundit, Jeff Stelling.

With just a little over a year left on his current contract, Gallagher’s future at Chelsea is uncertain, and there are reports the midfielder could be allowed to leave for a decent fee this summer.

The Blues are required to sell some home grown talent before they can sign new players, and the club’s hierarchy believe the 24-year-old may have to be sacrificed.

It’s a difficult situation to be in for a player that has contributed so much to Chelsea this season, and Stelling has shared a piece of his mind regarding it.

He told talkSPORT: “Now we’re in the situation where people know Chelsea need to rebuild, but they can’t afford a rebuild. And the lunacy of it is Conor Gallagher, their best player this season by a street, might have to be sacrificed so they can start some sort of rebuild. Completely unacceptable.”

Gallagher has made 10 goal contributions for Chelsea this season, and while that return might seem small for a player that operates in the position he plays in, it has to be said that he brings so much more than goals and assists to Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

Gallagher’s commitment level is unmatched in the current Chelsea squad, and he also happens to be one of the few players that rarely go through injury issues, making him a very valuable player to have around.

Caught Offside recently reported that there may be a way for Chelsea to get around their contract impasse with Gallagher, and actually get him to remain at Stamford Bridge, and that is something we all are hoping will happen very soon.