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Norwich boss Farke dismisses talk of losing Gilmour back to Chelsea

Norwich City boss Daniel Farke has dismissed talk of losing Billy Gilmour back to Chelsea in January.

Gilmour is ineligible to face his parent club at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, but last started a league game for the Canaries more than a month ago.

Farke on Friday dismissed reports the Blues could look to recall Gilmour in January if he remains on the margins.

“I don't want to speak too much about any contracts," said Farke. “I know there is always a lot of talk around an exciting player like Billy, who is praised a lot, and then is not getting many minutes in the starting line up.

"Believe me we are absolutely happy that we have him. The discussions with Chelsea are respectful and there is a lot of trust.

“No one expected that he would come here, after not playing much last season, and already have many minutes in a yellow shirt and be a big player as well for Scotland. Listen, Billy is greedy to play.

"I love this attitude, that he wants to be there even single second on the pitch, and if you want to be a top, top player one day then you must have this attitude that you love football.

“But we are absolutely happy with Billy. Billy is fully committed to us. He is a great personality. Of course any player is not going to be dancing on the tables if they are not playing each and every minute, but he is great in the dressing room, a great character, and I can't praise him enough. We are all happy that we have him."

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