Billy Gilmour set for permanent Brighton transfer

Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour is closing in on a permanent move to Brighton, 90min understands.

The 21-year-old Scotland international is not in Thomas Tuchel’s plans and he was keen to pursue a move away from the club, but Chelsea had initially been reluctant to sanction a permanent exit and were instead hoping for a loan deal.

Brighton emerged as the leading suitor for Gilmour, but given they already have centre-back Levi Colwill on loan from the Blues, they had to pursue a permanent deal and sources have confirmed to 90min that an agreement has now been reached.

Gilmour is now heading…


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