It was all change on deadline day for Ardrossan's own Billy Gilmour, as he made a permanent switch away from Chelsea.

The Scotland international has joined Brighton and Hove Albion, signing a four-year contract with the Seagulls.

Gilmour had endured a tough few months prior to making the switch to the south coast yesterday, September 1.

Having had a challenging loan spell with last season's Premier League basement boys Norwich City, things were also looking bleak upon his return to his parent club.

The former Stanley Primary School student looked well out of Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel's plans, and wasn't even allocated a squad number at the beginning of this season. However, he did return to the bench for his former side's recent 2-1 loss to Southampton.

Gilmour was largely expected to make a loan move away from the Bridge, though now he appears to have secured his longer-term future.

He has moved to Graham Potter's side, who currently sit fourth in the Premier League table, above Chelsea, in a switch many feel will see him flourish.

Brighton have not officially disclosed the fee paid for the Ardrossan star, but reports suggest this is in the region of £9 million.

Meanwhile, Gilmour's former side north of the border could also be set to benefit.

Our sister paper the Glasgow Times reported that Glasgow Rangers have a sell-on clause inserted into his Chelsea contract.

This would see the Ibrox side land 15 per cent of any fee the London club received for Gilmour - meaning they could bag £1.35m as a result of his latest transfer.