He left Ibrox for Stamford Bridge as a 15-year-old in 2017 for a fee of around £500,000 and could be in line for a sensational return. Steven Gerrard could make an audacious bid to bring Billy Gilmour back to Ibrox next season if Chelsea agree to let the Scotland youngster leave Stamford Bridge on loan.
Norwich are closing in on a deal to sign Billy Gilmour on a season’s loan from Chelsea. The Scotland midfielder has been targeted by several Premier League clubs and Norwich are emerging as his likeliest destination. Chelsea have plenty of competition for places in midfield and Gilmour found himself below N’Golo Kanté, Mateo Kovacic and Jorginho last season.
Chelsea midfielder is being closely linked with a move to Carrow Road this summer as Norwich City prepare for life back in the Premier League Chelsea and Scotland midfield starlet Billy Gilmour has emerged as a summer target for Premier League newcomers Norwich City. According to a report by The Athletic, the Canaries, who scooped the Championship title last season, are keen on taking the 20-year-old to Carrow Road on a season long-loan deal, to both strengthen their own midfield options and hand him more first-team opportunities.
Mateo Kovacic set up the decisive goal that guaranteed Croatia qualified for the last 16 of Euro 2020 with victory over Scotland, while Reece James was among the substitutes for England as they secured a potentially crucial first place finish in Group D. Even without Gilmour in their ranks, it was Scotland who did much of the early running in front of their own fans, forcing several corners and a couple of saves from Croatia goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic.
BILLY GILMOUR can be Chelsea's midfield general for years to come, according to former Blues hero Glenn Hoddle. The 63-year-old believes the young Scot has already made a great case to replace Jorginho in Thomas Tuchel's line-up. The Italian, along with Mateo Kovacic and N'Golo Kante, starred in Chelsea's Champions League triumph with Gilmour making a handful of appearances in the latter weeks of the season.
Transfer News: Chelsea ace Mateo Kovacic wanted by Inter Milan According to transfer news from the Daily Star, Serie A champions Inter Milan are lining up a summer swoop for Chelsea star Mateo Kovacic as they look to bolster their midfield. Kovacic has been with Chelsea since the summer of 2018, having initially joined on loan from Real Madrid, before making the transfer permanent a year later.
Inter Milan have expressed interest in Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic. The Mirror says Inter are reportedly pursuing Kovacic as they look to bolster their midfield options. The 2020/21 Scudetto winners have been eyeing up a number of midfielders this transfer window including AC Milan's Hakan Calhanoglu, but have become more desperate after their midfield maestro Christian Eriksen is unlikely to play again.
The Croatian is being linked with a move to his former club Mateo Kovacic is being linked with a return to Inter Milan. The Croatian, who spent two years with the Serie A giants from 2013-2015, is on the club’s list of targets for a new midfielder as it remains uncertain whether Christian Eriksen will be able to play football again following his collapse in Denmark’s opening game of Euro 2020.
'VAR is ludicrous!': Gary Lineker and Rio Ferdinand lead the fury at penalty given against Dejan Lovren with fans sure it shouldn't have been given... even thoug ex-Liverpool man left Patrik Schick in a bloodied state for spot-kick
Gary Lineker and Rio Ferdinand were one of many people left incredulous by the decision to award Czech Republic a controversial penalty - despite Croatia's Dejan Lovren having elbowed Patrik Schick in the nose. After a one-two from a corner, Jakub Jankto whipped in a cross and after the former Liverpool centre back jumped for the ball with Schick, the two-goal hero against Scotland crumpled to the ground.
An improved second-half performance by Croatia against Czech Republic earned a 1-1 draw and kept their hopes of progress in Euro 2020 alive. Mateo Kovacic played all but the closing few minutes. Croatia’s best chance of the first half came almost immediately after but was wasted by Ante Rebic, who earlier had blocked a poor clearance by the Czech keeper but the ricochet went to safety.
Czech Republic defender Ondrej Celustka feels the team must not allow their only focus to be shackling the 'brain' of the Croatia side Luka Modric when the countries face off at Hampden Park on Friday. Croatia will be out to produce a response following a 1-0 defeat by England at Wembley in their opening Euro 2020 Group D match, while the Czechs could secure a place in the knockout stage with victory after beating Scotland on Monday.
Czech Republic defender Ondrej Celustka feels the team must not allow their only focus to be shackling the ‘brain’ of the Croatia side Luka Modric when the countries face off at Hampden Park on Friday. Croatia will be out to produce a response following a 1-0 defeat by England at Wembley in their opening Euro 2020 Group D match, while the Czechs could secure a place in the knockout stage with victory after beating Scotland on Monday.
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel thinks Saul Niguez could be the ideal man to complement his midfield next season. That is the news coming from Spain with Tuchel said to be a big admirer of the progressive midfielder, according to Mundo Deportivo. It’s well known that Saul is contemplating leaving Atletico Madrid this summer after coming through the ranks with Atletico and making his debut in 2012.
Inter Milan are prepared to send Achraf Hakimi to Chelsea - but only if Marcos Alonso is included in the deal. Corriere dello Sport says Chelsea and PSG have both tabled offers of €60m for Hakimi - and have been rejected by Inter. The Nerazzurri want €80m to sell the fullback, though are willing to discuss a cash-plus-player swap.
The captain did not have his best day in Euro 2020 opener but his leadership was on full show before a ball was kicked The post-match images were quick to do the rounds on social media. As almost 19,000 jubilant fans made their way out of Wembley, England captain Harry Kane drifted across to spend a couple of minutes with former skipper Wayne Rooney and his children in the stands.
Chelsea have upped their offer for Inter Milan star Achraf Hakimi. Corriere dello Sport says the Blues have offered €50m plus Emerson Palmieri for the versatile Moroccan. The report suggests Chelsea will allow Inter to choose other players that could be used in the deal, including Davide Zappacosta, Mateo Kovacic and Tammy Abraham.
Chelsea have proposed three more players to Inter Milan in an effort to try and secure a deal for Achraf Hakimi, with Mateo Kovacic one of the surprise names who could be included in the swap. The Blues have made signing a new right wing-back one of their top priorities this summer and Hakimi is their number one target, with Inter needing to sell at least one of their star players to balance their books.
Chelsea have reportedly approached Inter Milan with a new and improved offer for Achraf Hakimi, as the Blues attempt to sign the Moroccan during this summer's transfer window. The 22-year-old scored seven goals and registered 11 assists in 45 appearances for his Italian club during the 2020-21 campaign but could be sold in the current market due to his side's financial problems.