Chelsea midfielder set for ‘showdown talks’ with Thomas Tuchel

Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour is set for ‘showdown talks’ with Thomas Tuchel regarding his future at Stamford Bridge, according to reports.

The 21-year-old recently saw his contract renewed by a year, keeping him at Chelsea until 2024.

The Scotland international has made just 22 appearances for the Blues since coming through the academy after joining from Rangers.

Last season, Gilmour spent his first campaign away from Stamford Bridge as he played for relegated Norwich City.

The spell was less than successful, with Norwich’s fans turning on the loanee half-way through the season after a string of unimpressive performances in the poor side.

However, the Scottish Sun have now reported that Gilmour will hold ‘showdown talks’ with Tuchel regarding his future.

He is waiting to discover whether he will feature in Tuchel’s plans for the new season after the automatic extension clause in his contract was triggered.

Recent reports have linked former Chelsea boss Frank Lampard with a move for Gilmour.

The pair shared a strong relationship, with Lampard bringing Gilmour from the academy and into the first team during his time at Chelsea.

It is unclear as to whether Gilmour would be allowed to depart on a permanent deal or whether Chelsea could seek another loan move for the player.

Gilmour has been capped 15 times by his country, an impressive feat at such a young age.

The midfielder will no doubt be keen for first-team football and with N’Golo Kante, Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic and Ruben Loftus-Cheek currently ahead of him in the pecking order at Chelsea, he could depart.

Arsenal agree terms with Gabriel Jesus ahead of move

Arsenal are closing in on the signing of Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City after reportedly agreeing personal terms with the Brazilian.

The Gunners were desperate to sign a new striker this summer and appear close to landing No.1 target Jesus.

Transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano reports that personal terms are agreed and a deal until 2027 has been signed. Arsenal will pay around £45m.

Jesus was unlikely to see much game time at City next season due to the arrivals of Erling Haaland and Julian Alvarez.