And the wonderkid isn’t the only Blues player set to spend the 2020/21 elsewhere.
Confirmation of the 20-year-old’s temporary switch to the Hawthorns came on Thursday evening as he joins up with Slaven Bilic’s side 24 hours after being rewarded with a new long-term deal at Stamford Bridge.
Now Gallagher’s loan deal has been confirmed, club director Marina Granovskaia’s attention will switch towards announcing more temporary exits for several members of the Chelsea squad.
Forgotten defender Davide Zappacosta looks like he will be on the move before the end of the week.
According to reports in Italy, a season-long loan deal has been agreed with Genoa and he’s set to undergo a medical on Friday ahead of sealing a return to Serie A.
The right-back endured a nightmare spell with AS Roma last term, rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during a training session just weeks after joining.
Although, he was keen to extend his stay.
“On a personal level, I would love to stay in Rome for several reasons,” he told Sky Sport Italia. “The main one is that I want to show the fans, my team-mates and the management who I am and what I can do.”
But Zappacosta is Genoa-bound as is part of a trio of loan deals that could be announced very soon.
Tiemoue Bakayoko‘s no.14 squad number has been taken this season and football.london understands he is still expected to join AC Milan on loan with an option to buy.
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Last but not least, Lewis Baker is now on the verge of his eighth overall loan spell.
Goal are reporting that the midfielder is in Istanbul ahead of medical at Trabzonspor after the two clubs agreed a deal with an option to buy at the end of the season.
A move to the Senol Gunes Stadium is said to be at the request of former Blues coach Eddie Newton who made the move to Turkey last winter.