CONOR GALLAGHER will be allowed out on loan by Chelsea — with Crystal Palace and Newcastle scrapping for him.
The midfielder, 21, had hoped to impress boss Thomas Tuchel after a season at West Brom but the door is open for him to leave again.
Chelsea do not want to sell Gallagher, however.
The academy product had been training with Tuchel's first team in the past week and played in the 6-1 pre-season win over Peterborough United.
Palace are keen to take him for the season — and it also suits Toon chief Steve Bruce on that basis.
But the Eagles have been priced out of a move for Denmark centre-half Joachim Andersen, 25, after he impressed for Fulham on loan last season.
Parent club Lyon want around £26million.
Andersen has heard of potential Spurs interest but may now find they will look elsewhere.
Defender Gary Cahill, 35, is being eyed by Steven Gerrard’s Rangers, who could give him £35,000 a week.
Palace want Cahill to stay and sign a new deal after his contract expired — but the offer is less basic cash with extras for appearances.
Gallagher came on as a second half sub as the Blues beat the Posh at Cobham.
The visitors had opened the scoring but Tammy Abraham and Christian Pulisic gave Tuchel's side the lead at the break.
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Hakim Ziyech, also on as a substitute, scored a hat-trick with teenager Armando Broja also scoring.
Meanwhile, Chelsea confirmed that Olivier Giroud has left the club.
The French World Cup winner, 34, has moved to AC Milan after winning the FA Cup, Europa League and Champions League with the Blues.
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