Billy Gilmour is on the verge of joining Norwich on loan from Chelsea and will undergo a medical exam on Thursday before his move.

The Scottish midfielder has only made five first-team appearances since Thomas Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard as coach in January.


Gilmour is likely to play regular football on loan at Norwich next season

However, despite his limited minutes, Gilmour was called up to the Scottish Euro 2020 squad and played in their goalless draw with England before his tournament was abandoned with a positive coronavirus test result.

talkSPORT expects Gilmour’s loan move to Norwich, who was promoted to the Premier League last season, to be announced as soon as he has completed his medical quarantine.

The 20-year-old is highly regarded at Chelsea, but finds himself in the pecking order in midfield behind N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic and Jorginho.

Rangers, where he began his career, is also said to have been interested in signing Gilmour on loan, although that would have been the wrong move, according to former Tottenham midfielder Jamie O’Hara.


Gilmour led midfield for Scotland against England earlier this month

He told talkSPORT: “Norwich or Rangers? I would say Norwich for Premier League football.

“Premier League football is way better than four decent games a season and being eliminated from the Champions League,” he said of the Old Firm derbies against Celtic.

“Norwich is better than Rangers for Gilmour.”

Gilmour, who made his senior team debut against Sheffield United in August 2019, has played 22 blues games.