Norwich boss responds to reports that Gilmour is returning back to Chelsea

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Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour was sent on a season-long loan to Norwich City, but many believe that his deal could be cut short in January.

Gilmour’s loan spell has been very eventful as his first manager at Norwich Daniel Farke was axed midway through the campaign, and Farke surprisingly left Gilmour on the bench frequently before his dismissal.

Gilmour was also recently criticised by his loan fans, as fans of Norwich City voiced their displeasure towards the midfielder by chanting “f*** off back to Chelsea” during their 3-0 Premier League defeat against Crystal Palace.

Gilmour is currently back at Chelsea, and it is believed that he’s rather in London to check on his injury than to seek a new club in January.

Canaries boss Dean Smith has also insisted that the Chelsea loanee won’t be leaving in January.

“He has gone back to Chelsea today for them to assess it but hopefully he will be back for his treatment and rehab over the next few days,” said Smith.

Asked if Gilmour’s loan could be ended early, Smith insisted: “No, I don’t believe so. I don’t think the injury is significant enough for that.

“I believe it is an injury where he will be assessed by Chelsea and then sent back to us. Hopefully in the next three weeks he is back playing.”

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