BBC confirm Chelsea talent now ‘in talks’ over loan move – A no-brainer for Newcastle United?

The BBC have confirmed that Billy Gilmour is now in talks with Chelsea over a loan move to a fellow Premier League side.

The 20-year-old was linked with a switch to St James’ Park just last month, with the Northern Echo reporting that we’d submitted an enquiry over the availability of Gilmour and fellow Chelsea teammate Tammy Abraham.

A few weeks later, the midfielder was named man of the match in Scotland’s 0-0 draw with England at Euro 2020, but was forced to miss their final game of the tournament – a 3-1 defeat to Croatia last night – after testing positive for COVID-19.

Now, BBC reporter Simon Stone has revealed that he’s in talks over a loan move away from Stamford Bridge, stating that he’s looking for first-team football – ‘ideally in the Premier League’.

We’ll be looking to bring Joe Willock back to the club this summer – whether than be on a permanent deal or a temporary basis – but with TWO domestic loan slots available to us, a move for Glimour is one we’d be silly to ignore.

He bossed the midfield battle at Wembley last weekend and is certain to have a whole host of Premier League offers, with ourselves and newly promoted Norwich City already linked.

One to watch this summer, especially if we fail in our attempts to re-sign Willock?

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2 thoughts on “BBC confirm Chelsea talent now ‘in talks’ over loan move – A no-brainer for Newcastle United?

  1. Depends on Willock – if we can buy him great, then get Gilmour on loan.

    But if we can only loan Willock again, then he’s tried & tested so has to be him.

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  2. What a coup if we pull it off.
    Quite why Chelsea would allow one of their brightest young players to experience life on 20% possession is another matter.

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