CRYSTAL PALACE will make one final bid for Conor Gallagher before January’s window shuts.
Eagles boss Patrick Vieira wants his former loan star back.
And Palace’s money men would find the funds to sign the fan favourite from Chelsea.
The England midfielder, 22, has been shunted round the Blues side in different positions since he went back to Stamford Bridge last summer.
And he may go further down the pecking order soon as Graham Potter searches for more reinforcements.
Gallagher is still committed to making it at his boyhood club and that may be the biggest obstacle to progress for Palace.
Vieira wants an extra midfielder and if Gallagher says no then he may have to go elsewhere and that door closes.
Palace are also sweating on their chances of re-signing long-term target Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
Manchester United can now ask for a fee after the right-back’s recent run in the side raised his profile.
The Eagles were counting on a loan move until that development but it would be a stretch to buy him now and match his Old Trafford wages.
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The striker, 30, is also wanted by Everton but a loan request has been rebuffed with a sale a possibility.
And the experienced star is happy to give it a go at Villa Park under still relatively new boss Unai Emery and then see what happens in the summer.
Villa could move other players out for the right price, with left-back Lucas Digne’s place now under threat by the signing of Real Betis’ Alex Moreno.