West Brom manager Slaven Bilic has confirmed a year loan deal that will see Chelsea youngster Conor Gallagher arrive The Hawthorns is basically done.

The former West Ham boss said they are just waiting for the completion of paperwork to make it official.

“I think Conor is a paperwork thing. It is basically done but it is the paperwork,” said Bilic, as quoted by TeamTalk.

“He will give us something that we don’t have, that dynamic in the midfield, and I am expecting a lot from him.

“I am delighted and I know the player well from the Championship where he made an impact first at Charlton and then at Swansea.

“There was a chance in January that we may take him before he went to Swansea, but it was very difficult so we couldn’t do it.

“Now again when we saw the opportunity, we acted straight away. I have to thank (Chelsea manager) Frank Lampard, he’s a top man. We have known each other since West Ham and he has helped with it, but the boy wanted to come and he is ready to take that next step in his career.

“It is a new level for him and we are going to have him and he is going to have us and hopefully it will be an exciting and pleasant journey.”

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