Report claims Leeds United and Nottingham Forest interest in Chelsea’s Billy Gilmour

Reece James and Billy Gilmour of Chelsea FC walk back to the dressing room prior to the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Chelsea FC at St Mary's Stadium on October 06, 2019...

Chelsea youngster Billy Gilmour is reportedly on the radar of Leeds United and Nottingham Forest.

Billy Gilmour of Chelsea during the Leicester City v Chelsea Premier League 2 match at Holmes Park on September 28, 2019 in Leicester, England.

Leeds United and Nottingham Forest are interested in signing Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour, according to London Football News.

It has been reported that should Chelsea make Gilmour available for a loan move in the January transfer window, then Leeds and Forest could make a move.

The report has claimed that the West Yorkshire outfit and the Reds have been tracking the best players in Chelsea’s development side, and that two Championship clubs have been aware of the former Rangers prospect’s talent for some time.

 

Signing Billy Gilmour on loan

Gilmour is a very talented and promising young midfielder who can be a star in the coming years.

It is hard to see the Scotland Under-21 international establish himself as a regular in the Chelsea first team this season, and a loan move to Leeds or Forest in the January transfer window would not be a bad idea.

Both Leeds and Forest are challenging for automatic promotion to the Premier League, and the 18-year-old will learn a lot playing in a very competitive environment.

Billy Gilmour of Chelsea passes the ball during the Chelsea FC training session on the eve of the UEFA Champions League match between Lille OSC and Chelsea FC at Chelsea Training Ground on...

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