Chelsea make Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall transfer decision as Enzo Maresca plots Leicester reunion

Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall
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Chelsea have made a move for Leicester City midfielder Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, understands.

Enzo Maresca is a huge fan of the 25-year-old midfielder after he won the Foxes' Player of the Season when the two worked together in their Championship-winning campaign last time out. Brighton were winning the race to sign Dewsbury-Hall but Chelsea have now stolen the march.

Leicester are said to be open to selling their academy product as they come under huge pressure to abide with the Premier League's Profitability and Sustainability Rules (PSR) this summer. Leeds United's Archie Gray is also on a list of midfield targets with Chelsea looking to bulk up ahead of what is set to be an extremely busy 2024/25 season under Maresca.

Chelsea will take part in a Europa Conference League play-off clash in August and should they progress through the two-legged tie, they will have much more to contend with fixture-wise for the upcoming season. Also, with the future of Conor Gallagher still up in the air, the club are looking at other options for the centre of their midfield.

Gallagher has just 12 months remaining on his contract in west London and is attracting big interest from Aston Villa and Tottenham this summer. Villa have already made contact with the 24-year-old's representatives this summer but nothing concrete will happen until after England's involvements at Euro 2024.

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Atletico Madrid have also showed an interest in Gallagher, whose sale from Chelsea would represent 'pure profit' for the club's books to ease pressure from the PSR. Gallagher, though, has refused to shed too much light on where he will be playing his football next season.

Speaking in an England press conference earlier this month, the Cobham graduate said: "I am a Chelsea player right now. Like I said, I am thinking about England and the tournament.

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"I've been focusing on England. This is the most important thing right now for me. I just want to start the tournament now."

Gallagher was taken off at half-time in England's draw with Slovenia on Tuesday evening and that has cast doubt over whether or not he will be involved in the Three Lions' next match. England take on Slovakia on Sunday evening as they bid to progress into the last eight of the competition.