Chelsea look to repeat Conor Gallagher trick as manager confirms transfer could happen ‘this week’

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Chelsea and Swansea City locked talks over the Welsh club signing 20-year-old Bashir Humphreys on loan.

Championship side Swansea City are hoping to sign highly-rated Chelsea defender Bashir Humphreys on loan as they look to strengthen their squad for the Championship campaign.

Swansea City’s efforts to sign Bashir Humphreys has been known since the start of the summer but Chelsea are yet to sanction a loan exit for the youngster this summer with the Welsh club growing increasingly frustrated.

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Chelsea and Swansea have had a good relationship for a while with players like Conor Gallagher and Marc Guehi all having taken that route where they played for the Welsh club in the Championship before moving to Premier League clubs.

The Welsh club have been confident of signing him Bashir Humphreys for a while but an impressive pre-season where he excelled while playing against Brighton and Hove Albion has brought more attention with the likes of Stoke City all reportedly interested.

What that means is that Chelsea might ask for more money and the highest bidder might be able to get the defender on loan. Swansea have had a tough start to the season, winning one of their first three games, but manager Michael Duff hinted he was looking forward to having the Chelsea player with them.

He told the press after the weekend’s game: “I’ve said it every press conference. I won’t give names until they’ve signed. If I tell you his name and he fails a medical, it’s not fair on the kid because someone else might say ‘We’ll take him’. You tag someone in that doesn’t need to be tagged in. I think there might be a couple in this week.”

Chelsea have had a massive summer where they have sold and loaned almost 20 players with experienced winger Hakim Ziyech on the cusp of securing a move to Turkish side Galatasay.

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