Mauricio Pochettino mounts pressure on Paris Saint-Germain to sign Chelsea star in £30m deal

Mauricio Pochettino wants Paris Saint-Germain to sign Conor Gallagher from Chelsea in a £30m transfer deal.

Gallagher has enjoyed a breakthrough season while on loan at Crystal Palace, scoring six goals and making three assists for Patrick Vieira’s side and generally impressing with his energetic and dynamic performances.

Arsenal legend Vieira has praised Gallagher often this season and Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has also hailed his progress at Selhurst Park.

According to The Sun, as cited by the Metro, Gallagher’s performances have caught the attention of PSG and Pochettino, with the former Tottenham boss urging his bosses to bring the English midfielder to the French capital.

It is claimed PSG believe Chelsea may be willing to sell Gallagher despite his status as one of the most exciting young players in the Premier League.

Gallagher has previously said he intends to return to Stamford Bridge next summer and challenge Chelsea’s current midfielders for a place in the team.

But the opportunity to play alongside the likes of Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar in Paris would surely be too good to turn down.