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Aston Villa eye swap deal for Chelsea's £50 million-rated star

Published: Updated: 05:19, 20 May 2024
Aston Villa are latest name to join race for Conor Gallagher

Aston Villa is reportedly considering a stunning swap deal with Chelsea, targeting their £50 million-rated star, Conor Gallagher. This comes as Unai Emery, the club's manager, seeks to strengthen his squad following their qualification for the Champions League.

Under Emery's leadership, Aston Villa secured fourth place in the Premier League table after Tottenham suffered a home defeat to Manchester City. This victory has paved the way for them to participate in Europe's elite club competition next season. As part of his strategy ahead of this significant milestone and the summer transfer window reopening, Emery is keen on bringing Gallagher into his team.

Villa looking to offer Jhon Duran plus cash

According to reports, Aston Villa is ready to offer Jhon Duran in exchange for Gallagher. The 24-year-old Chelsea midfielder is out of contract next year and negotiations around a new deal have stalled. This situation could potentially lead him away from Stamford Bridge.

The Midlands outfit appears prepared to seize this opportunity if Conor Gallagher decides to leave his boyhood club. There seems to be a good working relationship between both boards at Chelsea and Villa which might facilitate such an exchange.

Chelsea had previously shown interest in Duran during January’s transfer window but it remains unclear whether they are still interested in acquiring the forward.

Gallagher has been heartbeat of Chelsea this season

Duran has proven himself as an asset this season by scoring eight goals across all competitions including two goals during their 3-3 draw against Liverpool. On the other hand, Gallagher who played 35 league games last season has made 36 league appearances this campaign showing consistency and reliability on field.

Mauricio Pochettino earlier highlighted how crucial England international player was for their success this term which further emphasizes why he would be a valuable addition for any team that manages to secure him.

The potential swap deal between Aston Villa and Chelsea involving Conor Gallagher and Jhon Duran is an exciting prospect for both clubs. It could significantly influence their performance in the upcoming season, especially with Aston Villa's new Champions League status. As the summer transfer window approaches, fans will be eagerly watching how this situation unfolds.

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