Chelsea sensation Billy Gilmour set for loan move in January transfer window

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard could allow Billy Gilmour to leave Stamford Bridge on loan in January.

The 19-year-old midfielder is nearing a return to the pitch following a horror knee injury, having impressed in his 11 appearances for the first team during the 2019/20 campaign.

However, as with Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Lampard might not have space in his midfield to help Gilmour come back into his plans slowly, which might mean he leaves on a temporary basis.

Another player who could be sent out on loan is Fikayo Tomori, who almost left in the summer.

Chelsea sensation Billy Gilmour could leave the club on loan
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The Athletic have reported via an agent that the young players who didn’t manage to leave over the last month will force a move away when the window reopens at the start 2021.

They are quoted as saying: “Younger lads that didn’t go on loan will force a move.

“The Carabao Cup is out of the window for the next two months as the rounds have already been played.

“Fikayo Tomori and Billy Gilmour should go in January.”

Frank Lampard has big plans for Billy Gilmour at Chelsea
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“Billy Gilmour has had an operation on his knee this morning,” Lampard said in July.

“Unfortunately we estimate he will be out for somewhere between three and four months.

“I am obviously very disappointed as we all are here, and Billy is himself. I spoke with him yesterday at length and just gave him support, being there for him.

“He is a tough boy, it has hit him hard, I get that particularly as a younger player who has just made a breakthrough in recent times and was doing so well, but it is part of football.

Fikayo Tomori has slipped down the pecking order under Frank Lampard
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