By Daniel Feliciano

18th May, 2022 | 4:55pm

Thomas Tuchel says Armando Broja and Conor Gallagher will return to Chelsea after loans

Thomas Tuchel has revealed that both Armando Broja and Conor Gallagher will return to Chelsea and be part of their pre-season plans next season.

Both players’ futures have been subject to plenty of speculation this season, but Tuchel has now admitted that he expects both players back at Cobham in the summer to be part of the Chelsea squad.

Speaking during his press conference, as quoted by Football.London the German coach said their performances in training and what they wish to do with their futures will be decided in the summer, but insists it will be the club who has the final decision.

“First of all, they will come back because they are our players,” he said. “When we send them on loan, we do this for them but also for us to have better players, more experienced players back.

“They are our players, and I want to have them in pre-season, and then we decide what’s going on.

“It’s heavily linked to them, to how they integrate and what they do and what our ideas are for them and what they want to reach. It’s heavily linked to our sanctions, and the situation around the club.

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“It is too early to predict the future for them given the role of the whole season, but they will be back for pre-season, that’s for sure.”


Broja has enjoyed a successful loan spell with Southampton this season, scoring six Premier League goals for the cub and his performances have attracted interest from several top flight sides.

Gallagher has spent the season in London with Crystal Palace and his performances, including eight goals and three assists in the league, have seen him nominated for the Young Player of the Year award for the season.

Both players have shown more than enough this season to prove they can offer something to the Chelsea squad, which has struggled to get over the line this season despite looking to push on from last season.

There will be plenty of interest in both players once the summer window opens but both are under long-term contracts at Stamford Bridge and Tuchel is likely to take his time over making a decision on their future in his squad.

If they fail to make an impression or a decision is made, there is big money to be made on both players but considering the impact Reece James, Mason Mount and co have made from the academy this could be a perfect chance to integrate them into the side.

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