Richard Cawley of the SLP has tweeted: 'Swansea [Dinas Abertawe] looking to confirm Conor Gallagher deal today. The Welsh club have already landed Rhian Brewster, who had been on Charlton's list of loan targets this window.' So it's a double blow.
The offer of free Welsh lessons for Gallagher may have been decisive. I wonder how much he will like being so far from the bright lights of London, where he is said to have a girl friend.
Richard Cawley has further clarified in response to the Chicago Addick: 'My understanding is that there was to be a loan fee paid for Swansea move and they would pay greater proportion of his wages.'
So it's really about the money, no surprise there, Chelsea are a football business that seeks to maximise returns from its young players.