Thu 01 September 2022 | 16:50

Fabrizio Romano: Chelsea’s Billy Gilmour to join Brighton permanently

Although the Blues choose to trigger Billy Gilmour’s one-year extension earlier in the summer, the youngster is on the verge of a permanent move to the Seagulls while the Blues are also offloading Ethan Ampadu to Spezia on loan.



international spent the last season on loan at


, where he impressed making 21 appearances. However, although

Thomas Tuchel

was eager to keep the youngster at


, N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic, Jorginho and Ruben Loftus-Cheek left no room for the Scottish midfielder as he is set to join

Brighton and Hove Albion


Fabrizio Romano

confirmed the news on Twitter:

“Billy Gilmour will undergo medical with Brighton in the next few hours — Chelsea accepted the proposal, it’s a permanent deal.”


Meanwhile, Romano confirmed

Ethan Ampadu

will have another loan spell away from


, this time at


. He made 29 Serie A appearances during his loan spell at


last season. However, he couldn't help them avoid relegation from the Italian top flight as they ended at the bottom of the

Serie A



qualified for the World Cup for the first time since 1958 against the United States on November 21, and despite being a regular for Wales, Ethan Ampadu hopes to play a part there knowing that he needs regular game-time to guarantee a spot.

Romano added:

“Ampadu will fly to Italy soon so he will join Spezia on loan




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source: Fabrizio Romano

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