Chelsea trigger contract extension to keep Billy Gilmour at Stamford Bridge until 2024

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Chelsea extends Gilmour deal Credit: PA Images
Chelsea extends Gilmour deal Credit: PA Images

Chelsea have extended Billy Gilmour’s deal so the Scotsman is now contracted to the club until the end of the 2023/24 season.

The 21-year-old made 28 appearances across all competitions for Norwich City during the 2021/22 campaign.

Gilmour joined Chelsea from Rangers in 2017. He had a spell as an academy player before he was offered a professional contract.

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He made his debut against Sheffield United in August 2019 as an 18-year-old before signing a four-year deal with the club.

Gilmour made 11 appearances for the Blues in his debut campaign before it was brought to a premature end by injury.

He has also become a regular member of the Scotland team after making his debut shortly before Euro 2020 and has gone on to play in 14 games for Steve Clarke’s men.

Meanwhile, Chelsea are reportedly ‘close’ to completing a deal for Barcelona star Ousmane Dembele.

The Frenchman’s future at the Nou Camp has been up in the air for over a year with the Catalans offering new contracts which have been turned down by the forward.

It was reported in January that if he didn’t agree to renew his deal he would be sidelined for the rest of the season, and though those threats quickly disappeared, the relationship between club and player has been soured ever since.

A number of clubs have therefore been linked with his free transfer, including Paris Saint-Germain, though they have now ruled themselves out.

That appears to have left Chelsea with a free run at the 25-year-old, with Thomas Tuchel keen to reunite with Dembele having worked successfully with him at Borussia Dortmund.

And Sport (via Sport Witness) now claim that ‘everything seems to indicate’ Dembele will be signing for Chelsea this summer.

It’s thought that developments are expected quickly and ‘the situation is close to being revealed’.

Dembele is keen on the idea with Tuchel key to the deal.

 

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