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Norwich interested in Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour — report

Suitors for a loan

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All Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour needed to show the world his potential as a player was 60 minutes of playing time against England for the Scottish national team at the Euros. While it is likely he was already high on several clubs’ loan shortlists for the summer, his performance against the Three Lions in the goalless draw between the two British sides might have pushed him up in the aforementioned preferences of Premier League teams looking to add quality to their midfield.

Recently promoted outfit Norwich are one of such teams, according to the Daily Mail. As they look to add more creativity to the team and potentially replace Tottenham loanee Oliver Skipp after his very successful season-long loan spell last season, the Canaries have identified Gilmour as a great candidate for such.

The only issue is that Norwich are not alone in their pursuit of a season-long loan deal for Gilmour. The Mail says Newcastle United and Southampton are also keen on being the Scottish international’s first loan club, although Norwich might be in a more advantageous position thanks to the good relationship between former Borussia Dortmund manager and current Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel; and former Borussia Dortmund II manager and current Norwich boss, Daniel Farke.

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