By Tom Collomosse For Mailonline
Published: 14:49 BST, 15 September 2020 | Updated: 14:49 BST, 15 September 2020
Conor Gallagher is poised to join West Brom from Chelsea on a season’s loan following a series of phone calls between Slaven Bilic and Frank Lampard.
As reported by Sportsmail last Thursday, the 20-year-old midfielder was prominent on Albion’s radar in the build-up to the new campaign and Albion manager Bilic’s relationship with Blues boss Lampard – the pair were team-mates at West Ham in 1996-97 – helped tip the balance in West Brom’s favour.
Bilic and Lampard are believed to spoken three times last week about Gallagher, who is expected to sign a new deal with the Blues before completing his switch.
Conor Gallagher is expected to sign a new deal with Chelsea before joining West