Perennially Rangers-linked Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour is reportedly a target for Premier League Everton as Frank Lampard eyes a reunion with the Scotland international.
The 20-year-old came through the youth ranks at Rangers and having that attachment to the club means that Gilmour is likely to be linked to Ibrox throughout his career.
With chances likely to be limited at Chelsea under Thomas Tuchel next season, there have been plenty of sounds regarding a potential Rangers loan move.
But anyone holding out for hope of an Ibrox deal will be disappointed to hear the news that Lampard – the man who gave Billy Gilmour his debut at Chelsea – is eyeing the player up for Everton.
The ex-Derby and Chelsea manager helped the Toffees narrowly escape relegation from the Premier League last season and is tasked with stabilising the club on the pitch ahead of the next campaign.
Everton and Frank Lampard linked with Billy Gilmour move
As part of that, some signings are expected with Billy Gilmour and Chelsea academy teammate Connor Gallagher reportedly in consideration by the Merseyside club.
“I know Everton have looked at both players (Billy Gilmour and Connor Gallagher),” said Paul Brown when asked about prospective interest from Goodison Park.
“I think they’ve got very little chance of getting Conor Gallagher because Gallagher knows he’ll get a chance at Chelsea.”
Gilmour spent last season on loan at relegated Norwich City, enduring a tough stint at Carrow Road and getting a rough ride from the club’s fans.
But despite this an exit across the Premier League certainly looks more likely as explained by Rangers fan media Heart & Hand.
The Rangers media partner shot down claims a loan deal was imminent and even made a prediction about the player’s short-term future.