Gerrard dismisses reports Gilmour could join Rangers on loan

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has dismissed talk of a loan move for exciting Chelsea prospect Billy Gilmour.

The highly-rated Blues midfielder recently made a return to first-team football following a knee injury, and made his first Champions League start against FC Krasnador in midweek.

With first-team football likely to remain limited for the 19-year-old in a squad packed with established senior internationals, Gilmour had been tipped for a return to his former club.

Gerrard admitted his admiration for Gilmour, but confirmed that had been no move from the Glasgow giants.

Gerrard, a former England team-mate of Chelsea boss Frank Lampard, said: “There is always a lot of paper talk and a lot of speculation about a lot of players.

“He’s a fabulous little player but there has been no contact between the clubs or the managers.

“I know Frank extremely well and I know his coaching staff extremely well. I think that’s just people putting two and two together and looking for stories.

“There is nothing in it from our side, but what I will say is that he is a fabulous little player and we wish him well.”