Rangers have made an “approach” to sign homegrown Premier League wonderkid and Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour in January, according to the Scottish Sun.

The report claims that Rangers are “keen” on adding the 19-year-old Scottish midfielder to the ranks in the winter window and claims Steven Gerrard is interested in a loan move.

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Rangers have reportedly made an “approach” to sign Chelsea wonderkid Billy Gilmour. (Photo by Chloe Knott – Danehouse/Getty Images)

The Scottish Sun also believe that the move could come down to whether or not Chelsea manage to secure a £60m deal for West Ham and England wonderkid Declan Rice.

This news comes after reports across the media suggested that Gilmour – who made his first start of the season in the 1-1 Champions League with Krasnador this week – could leave Stamford Bridge on loan.

The Athletic had previously claimed that Chelsea were looking into the possibility of sending highly-rated young Scotland talent Gilmour out of the club with chances limited in west London.

 

Gilmour has found chances at a premium this season after knee surgery kept him out of action for four months at the beginning of the campaign.

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Chelsea also underwent a summer of substantial investment which saw the likes of midfielders Kai Havertz and Hakim Ziyech join the club as they splashed £200m on new talent.

Gilmour came through the youth ranks at Rangers and left the Ibrox club in 2017 to move to Chelsea in a deal originally reported to be worth £500k [Sky Sports].

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Gilmour is a former Rangers youth midfielder. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

But it has since been claimed the amount if closer to £2m, with the Gers receiving £250k when he made his senior debut and set to land a further £250k after he makes 10 starts [The Sunday Post].

If Rangers do move for the former Ibrox star – what does it say about the future of another midfielder being heavily linked with a move down south?

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