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Newcastle ready to bid for Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher

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Newcastle are ready to bid for Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher.

The Sun says Toon bosses would also like to sign James Maddison from Leicester - but their hopes of landing the Foxes playmaker are understood to be slim.

So Newcastle will now step up their efforts to persuade Chelsea to sell their £40m-rated midfielder.

Blues boss Thomas Tuchel insists he remains a “huge fan" of the young England star.

But he acknowledges the challenge Gallagher faces to gain a place in his starting eleven, and admits every player has his price.

The Chelsea head coach said: “In general, nobody is for sale, and everybody is for sale.

“Conor fights in central midfield. To be very honest, it's a tough fight for him because at the moment, as it seems, we only have two places in central midfield, which is a bit unfair given the number of players we have for central midfield.

“It's not ideal,I agree. But we have to do what's best for the squad, not what's best for every individual player."

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