Crystal Palace are hoping to sign Chelsea teenager Lewis Hall on loan next season.
Hall was named academy player of the year, and had been given several first team starts by Frank Lampard at the back end of the season. He made nine Premier League starts in all over the course of the season, but not did feature in the final match, the home draw with Newcastle.
But, with Mauricio Pochettino now confirmed as the club’s new manager, signing a three year, deal, the 18 year old could have limited opportunities next season, with the Argentine set to consider his squad options.
He would not be the first Chelsea player in recent years to move south of the river on loan – Conor Gallagher broke into the England side whilst he was with the Selhurst Park club.
And fellow midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek was another player who was loaned to Crystal Palace earlier in his career.
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