Chelsea will decide in January whether to recall Scottish international Billy Gilmour from his loan spell at Norwich.
The highly rated young player was sent to Carrow Road in the hope that regular first-team football would help his development.
However, after beginning the season in Daniel Farke’s starting XI, he has not featured since September 18, with the Canaries rooted to the foot of the table, and seemingly headed straight back to the Championship.
Farke’s recent comment that it was not his job to develop players for other clubs may have set alarm bells ringing at Stamford Bridge.
According to the loan agreement, Chelsea do have the option of recalling the Scot when the transfer window opens, in which case they would immediately seek to loan him out again, hopefully this time where he will be guaranteed more minutes.
For the time being though, they will continue to monitor Gilmour’s situation and will decide when the time is right.
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