Four Premier League Clubs Are Competing Chelsea’s Billy Gilmour

The 19-year-old will leave Stamford Bridge until the end of the season, according to the Telegraph.

Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour has asked to go on loan as he looks to cement his place in Scotland’s European Championship squad according toDaily Mail.

The blues youngster Billy Gilmour looks set to leave Chelsea on loan this month as he looks to cement his place in Scotland’s Euro 2021 squad

Just days before he was sacked, Frank Lampard admitted the teenager was likely to seek game time elsewhere.

Since missing the first three months of the season with a serious knee injury, the midfielder has made only two Premier League appearances.

And although he did play 90 minutes in the Blues’ FA Cup win over Luton at the weekend, he is said to be desperate for talks with the club over his chances of playing for the rest of the season.

Thoms Tuchel on Billy Gilmour, Tuchel says he is a ‘strategic guy with a high level of understanding, and super quick with his feet and decision making’. He sees no reason for anyone in the squad to leave this month.

And more game time is reportedly seen as key to Gilmour in his bid to make Scotland’s European Championship squad.

Here are the five clubs reportedly interested in signing him according to SunSport.

Scottish Premiership leaders Rangers are thought to be keen on a move for their former academy prospect.

Boss Steven Gerrard has spoken of his admiration of a player who started off his career in the Ibrox side’s youth ranks.

West Brom are in desperate need of players as they battle relegation. Sam Allardyce has called on the board to back him in the January window.

They already have Conor Gallagher on loan from the Blues and are interested in bringing Gilmour in too, according to the Mirror.

Palace are ten points from safety but are hardly pulling up trees in 14th.

They lost 3-2 at home to West Ham last time out with James McArthur and Luka Milivojevic failing to provide much creativity from the centre of the park.

And the Mirror claim the South Londoners could test the water at their London rivals.

The Midlands side have been mooted as a potential destination.

But Dean Smith has several attacking midfield options available to him such as Ross Barkley, Jack Grealish and Bertrand Traore.

And Gilmour may be put off a move with game time far from guarenteed.

A similar problem would face him at Wolves.

However, Nuno Espirito Santo’s side are floundering in 13th and have scored just 21 goals from 20 games so far. And the Portuguese boss could see Gilmour as the attacking spark his team need in Raul Jimenez’s absence

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