Chelsea manager Frank Lampard would be keen for Billy Gilmour to move to Rangers and learn under his friend and old England ally Steven Gerrard.

That is according to former England international Kevin Phillips, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs about the prospect of the 19-year-old moving to Ibrox.

The Times claim Lampard is open to the centre-midfielder leaving the London club on loan in January and Rangers have been touted as a potential destination.

Manager Gerrard claimed on Friday that no discussions have taken place with Chelsea and attempted to steer his club away from the speculation.

Gilmour burst onto the scene last season with a man of the match performance against Liverpool in March but has since started just five games for the Blues.

Phillips is adamant that a move to Scotland to link up with Lampard’s former England teammate and ex-BT Sport punditry colleague Steven Gerrard would be beneficial for Gilmour.

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“Who better to learn on than three of our best ever midfield players in the Premier League,” he told Football Insider.

“He has been learning off Frank Lampard and then he could be playing under Steven Gerrard and Gary McAllister. For his development it is a no brainer.

“If I am Frank Lampard and I’m looking to loan the boy out, Rangers would be a great move for him. 100 per cent he would consider that.

“He would be learning off three of the best midfield players the Premier League has ever seen so if I am the manager of Chelsea and I would send Gilmour to my friend in Steven Gerrard.

“They also play great football at Rangers so it would suit Billy Gilmour’s game tremendously.” 

In other Rangers news, Alan Hutton claims Steven Gerrard may have already bagged the next Steven Davis.