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According to Sky Sports, Championship side Swansea are considering tabling a season-long loan offer to Chelsea for attacking midfielder Kasey Palmer.
The 22-year-old spent last season on loan at Blackburn and Bristol City, making a combined 34 appearances for both sides.
Palmer was part of the Chelsea squad for the Irish pre-season tour, playing both games against Bohemians and St Patrick’s. He was not one of the eight players that returned to the club’s Cobham training base ahead of potential loan moves away this season.
It is believed Palmer would be part of the squad that will fly to Japan on Monday afternoon for the tour of Japan which will see Chelsea play against Kawasaki Frontale (next Friday, July 19) and Barcelona the Tuesday after (July 23).
Reports have also claimed that Palmer is one of a number of young players Frank Lampard is considering keeping hold of for the Premier League season due to the transfer embargo the Blues are under.
Palmer joined the Chelsea academy aged nine and his contract at the club runs until 2021.
Meanwhile, Chelsea academy graduate Martell Taylor-Crossdale has agreed a two-year deal at Craven Cottage following the expiry of his contract with the Blues last month.
The 19-year-old striker was highly rated at Chelsea after picking up the golden boot in the under-18 Premier League in 2017, before being part of the England under-18 squad that lifted the Toulon Tournament trophy that summer.
Speaking to Fulham’s official website, Taylor-Crossdale said: “I’m ready to go here and show everyone what I can do.
“I felt coming here presented the perfect opportunity to push into the first team. I had a look at the pathway into the first team and I’m hopeful I can breakthrough to impress the manager.
“I’m a player who likes to run in-behind. I’m good in the box and know where the net is, I hope I can score lots of goals for Fulham.”