Norwich City and five other Premier League clubs are chasing a loan deal for former Rangers starlet Billy Gilmour, according to The Scottish Sun.
Chelsea midfielder Gilmour shone for Scotland in their Euro 2020 draw with England on Friday night but is now isolating after testing positive for Covid-19.
The 20-year-old only made 12 senior club appearances last season due to a combination of a knee injury and intense competition for places at Stamford Bridge and was linked with a loan switch back to Ibrox ahead of the January transfer window [Scottish Sun].
He ultimately stayed put and was part of the matchday squad when the Blues defeated Man City in the Champions League final last month.
However, it looks like he’s set to go out on loan to build up experience next season and he has no shortage of options.
The Scottish Sun names newly-promoted Norwich City as frontrunners to land him on a season-long deal, but it’s asserted that as many as five other Premier League clubs are also keen.
Many Rangers supporters would love to see Gilmour back at Ibrox on a temporary deal, especially given that he grew up supporting the club [Chelseafc.com].
However, although there was relatively intense speculation last season, a return to Glasgow looks increasingly unlikely, with Chelsea sure to prefer him playing his football in the Premier League.
Steven Gerrard has made use of the loan market in the past but only brought in one player – Amiens’ Bongani Zungu – on a temporary deal last season.
Another Ibrox-linked star won’t be moving to Rangers this summer, either, after he was snapped up in a reported £3m transfer by a European top-flight club.