Billy Gilmour at centre of Transfer Deadline Day tug-of-war after Chelsea plans confirmed

Chelsea youngster Billy Gilmour could leave Stamford Bridge on loan on Transfer Deadline Day with Southampton, West Ham and Bournemouth among the clubs interested.

Gilmour is yet to feature under new Blues boss Thomas Tuchel and is believed to be keen to get regular minutes.

The 19-year-old is eager to impress as he looks to battle his way into the Scotland squad for this summer’s Euros.

Though where Gilmour will be at the end of Deadline Day is up in the air with plenty of clubs interested.

West Ham are believed to be keen, though already have Craig Dawson and Jesse Lingard in loan.

Chelsea sensation Billy Gilmour could leave the club on loan
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That would mean they are unable to sign Gilmour on loan due to current Premier League rules.

Southampton may have the same issue with the south coast side also eager to bring in Ainsley Maitland-Niles from Arsenal.

Though further reports have suggested that Chelsea could keep Gilmour with the Blues wanting to keep him involved.

Bournemouth had been interested though completed a deal for midfielder Ben Pearson on Friday with an approach for Gilmour now unlikely.

Thomas Tuchel has not picked Billy Gilmour since becoming Chelsea boss
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Gilmour had suffered a knee injury during an impressive debut season at Stamford Bridge and has found life tough since his return.

He recently said: “I’ve enjoyed my own pathway. Of course, I need to get more first team experience but I’m still young, I’m still learning and there’s plenty of time for that.

“I just work hard every day in training and try to take my opportunities.

“After having the operation, I just missed football so much and wanted to get back as quickly as possible.

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