Date: 24th June 2021 at 8:12pm
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Scotland fans will be left to rue what could have been after their Euro 2020 exit at the hands of Croatia on Tuesday evening. 

Steve Clarke’s side slumped to a 3-1 defeat in their final group stage match, but the absence of young midfielder Billy Gilmour will be a source of further frustration for the Tartan Army.

The Chelsea youngster was ruled out of the Croatia game after testing positive for Covid-19 on Monday, and with Croatian midfielder Luka Modric so instrumental in the match, Scotland fans may feel that they could have put up more of a fight had they been with Gilmour in the side.

Gilmour, who was included in the Scotland squad for the Euros without making his debut and only got his first cap last month, put in a man of the match display in the 0-0 draw against England on matchday two which appears has alerted a number of Premier League sides.

According to Football Insider, Wolves are one of a number of clubs chasing the 20-year-old.

It had previously been reported that Gilmour has been given the green light to go out on loan next season in search of regular first-team football, and it appears that he already has a number of potential suitors lying in wait.

The report also suggests that Portugal midfielder Ruben Neves could be allowed to leave Molineux this summer, with Arsenal a potential destination for the 24-year-old.

Gilmour lifted the Champions League trophy with Chelsea last season.

Gilmour emerged on the first-team scene at Chelsea in 2020 and played quite regularly under previous manager Frank Lampard, however the arrival of Thomas Tuchel initially reduced the Scot’s game time.

In total, he made 11 appearances last season for the Blues, starting eight times.

The former Rangers youngster, who has two years left on his current deal at Stamford Bridge, could extend his stay in London with Chelsea likely to be keen on timing him down.

Although Wolves are not believed to have made an official approach for Gilmour, it is claimed that their interest is serious and they are optimistic that a deal could be agreed.

 
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