Everton pull out of race for one Chelsea man but remains keen on another £22.5m Chelsea man

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Everton boss Frank Lampard plans to have an overhaul of the squad this summer and the former manager plans to use some of his connections to make it happen.

Lampard played a majority of his career at Chelsea and now he’s using those same connections to try to lure players to his club. The players Lampard is eyeing are Conor Gallagher and Levi Colwill. Both players were sent out on loans this season so that they can continue their development and get regular playing time.

Colwill is a player who was linked to Everton long ago but the link between him and Everton has now lost steam. According to The Mirror, the Toffees have pulled out of the race and are no longer viewing Colwill as an option. Their attention has now shifted to other targets.

Everton manager Lampard wanted an overhaul in the defence and selling Colwill was certainly the king of young blood signing the Toffees could’ve looked for. Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel will assess Colwill in the pre-season and make a decision over his future at Stamford Bridge. Everton may have a loose shot at bringing in the 19-year old English defender but Leicester City and Southampton appear to be much more serious in their pursuit.

Everton will not chase Chelsea defender Levi Colwill

Colwill had a good season on loan at Huddersfield town this season. He helped his team to a third place finish in the EFL championship and just barely missed promotion. Colwill is an exceptional prospect who might develop into a solid central defender in the next couple of years with the right tutelage.

The report suggests that the Toffees will shift their attention to another Chelsea player, Conor Gallagher. The player spent the 2021-22 season on loan at Crystal Palace. Gallagher is just three years older but he’s a more Premier League ready player as he showed in his 34 match appearances for his side. Gallagher netted eight goals during his premier league play and helped Palace to a comfortable 12th place finish last season. He has now returned to Chelsea where he faces competition in a crowded midfield group.

Gallagher would immediately benefit Everton’s core which had deficiencies throughout the last season. Had he produced the same stats as he did at Palace at Everton, Gallagher would have been a top five scorer and passer for the Toffees. The best part is that Gallagher is only going to improve his game as he career moves on so Everton can capitalize on his increasing value if necessary.

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Do you think Lampard will secure either player?