Chelsea are ‘leading the pursuit’ of Billy Gimour’s younger brother Harvey, according to reports.
Harvey, who is just 14, is impressing at youth ranks for the Scottish Premiership side, and according to The Sun, Blues chiefs are very serious about getting another member of the Gilmour family at the club.
Gilmour senior has dazzled for Frank Lampard’s men in recent weeks, picking up the Man of the Match award in his first two starts against Liverpool and Everton respectively.
It is believed Kilmarnock want to keep Harvey, who is a ball-playing midfielder like his brother, in their ranks – but they are resigned to losing him to a bigger club in the future.
The report also says that experts are tipping Harvey to go on and become a better player than his brother, who moved to Chelsea in 2017 after turning down a professional contract with Rangers.
Blues boss Lampard knows about the pressure of making it as a young midfielder in the Premier League having earned his stripes at the fabled ‘Academy of Football’ at West Ham United alongside the likes of Rio Ferdinand, Joe Cole and Michael Carrick.
But the former England captain was more than willing to admit Gilmour is showing levels of bravery combined with technical ability which even he was not able to show as a youngster.
“Well, I tell you what, I wasn’t dominating midfield possession at 18 like he is,” Lampard told talkSPORT.
“At West Ham, you probably saw that, I was trying to get into the box and score some goals! He’s showing personality to receive the ball back in his own half.
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“You never know with the young players until you throw them in, some players give you confidence that they will take it all on board because of their game intelligence or their attitude.
“And I always thought that and I am confident in that, I’ve got no fear to throw an 18-year-old in and I will talk him up and say that because he has a great character about him.
“Just the way he is, the way he approaches every day his training.
“All he has done now is set standards that the landscape will change for him because people will expect that.
“That’s not a bad thing, but what a set of performances he has shown this week.”