Enzo Maresca has no say

Conor Gallagher
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It’s yet to be seen what Chelsea will do about Conor Gallagher.

The 24-year-old has been linked with an exit from the club, as Chelsea aim to balance the books, to avoid sanctions.

Gallagher was an important player all season for Chelsea, and losing such a key player isn’t a good one.

New Chelsea manager Enzo Maresca has been urged to stop Chelsea from selling Conor Gallagher.

However, Sky Sports journalist Dharmesh Sheth, has said Enzo Maresca has no say, and that Conor Gallagher’s future at Chelsea won’t determined by the new boss.

Sheth wrote: “It seems the model that they want to do is to the extreme, whereby the head coach comes in, and just coaches the team. They want everybody above the head coach, that recruitment team and the owners to do all of the signings.

“So yes, of course, a manager is going to have a say, ‘Oh, I’d really like to keep him’, but finances might talk on this one. So it will be taken out of the manager’s hands to a greater degree than perhaps it would at other clubs.”