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?