By Saikat Mandal

18th Aug, 2022 | 8:40am

Brighton aim to beat Everton in race to sign Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour

Brighton are looking to beat Everton to secure the signing of Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour, as reported by The Sun journalist, Alan Nixon.

Writing on his Patreon on 17 August, Nixon reported that Brighton think they can land Gilmour for around £10 million which would be a bargain really.

His days at Stamford Bridge are numbered. The Toffees are also interested in signing him, and it is upto the player to decide his next move.

Big decision

The 21-year-old midfielder is an exceptional talent, but he is now facing an uncertain future at the club.

Last season, he was sent on loan to Norwich City, a move that turned into a disaster for him.

Chelsea ideally want to sell him to Everton as a part of the deal for Anthony Gordon but the Toffees are not so keen on selling their prized asset.

They have rejected two bids already for Gordon and are determined to keep him at the club.

The Toffees cannot sign Gilmour on loan having already bought two players – Ruben Vinagre and Conor Coady – on temporary deals this summer.

So, the Toffees will have to sign him permanently. And they have to come up with an offer.

Gilmour needs to make a big call. He has previously played under Frank Lampard, so he could be tempted to join him. On the other hand, the project at Brighton could appeal to him, and he could decide to join them.

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