The postponement of football has led to plenty of talk of the future and transfer stories that could yet prove fanciful.

However, West Ham manager David Moyes has suggested a potential solution to Chelsea’s apparent pursuit of Hammers star Declan Rice via BBC Football – a potential player for player deal;

The one [Scottish player] who if I could sign tomorrow I would is Billy Gilmour after his opening performances for Chelsea.”

He’s looked like a seasoned pro, he’s looked like somebody who’s hungry, who’s in love with the game.”

I was laughing because I keep getting told that Chelsea want Declan Rice.”

So I thought well I might just decide I want Billy Gilmour and see how it goes.”

18-year-old Billy Gilmour was just breaking into Frank Lampard’s first XI, playing back-to-back 90 minutes in wins against Liverpool and Everton, both times earning rave reviews from pundits for his maturity in midfield.

The addition of Declan Rice would flood an already bloated midfield roster at Chelsea, and it would be hard to see the club sacrificing the undoubted talent of Gilmour, who has already proven capable of stepping into a first team role.

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