Chelsea could send RLC on another loan spell
They remain reluctant to sell the midfielder
Arsenal or Crystal Palace could be his next destination
According to ESPN sources, Chelsea are ready to listen to offers concerning Ruben Loftus-Cheek in January, but only loan bids. It is claimed that the Blues refuse to consider a permanent move for the central midfielder.
Having been involved in action for Chelsea just 33 minutes this term in the Premier League the 22-year-old is frustrated by the lack of playing time under Maurizio Sarri. The report claims all parties agree that another loan spell could be a reasonable decision but the club won’t accept any sale offers for one of the best academy graduates.
Loftus-Cheek struggles for the game time this season under Maurizio Sarri and considers a couple of exit routes for his stumbling Chelsea career.
A host of Premier League clubs are reportedly ready to offer the midfielder a platform to improve. Arsenal and Everton have been mentioned as interested parties. Crystal Palace is another exit route for Ruben. He spent the second half of the last season at Selhurst Park and a key player under Hodgson. His performances earned him a place in England squad at the World Cup in Russia.
Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish admitted a few days ago that his side were still interested in bringing back Ruben Loftus-Cheek and would jump on the train if Chelsea made the midfielder available on loan in January.
When asked about the player on Five Year Plan podcast, Parish, though being somewhat annoyed, reluctantly answered:
“I don’t know if it helps us to constantly talk about it. Ruben Loftus-Cheek is a contracted player at Chelsea. Chelsea will decide if they want to loan him out. Chelsea will talk with his representative to decide where he goes.
“If they want to loan him out then I’m sure he will be a player that we and a lot of other clubs will be interested in. Because he has been at our club will it play in our favour? It might, or it might not.
“It is one player. We need to look at what we might need in January, that will play out as well. Ruben Loftus-Cheek, along with others, will be in our thoughts if they become available.”
Ruben Loftus-Cheek will ask to leave Chelsea on loan in January after seeing his gamble to stay at Stamford Bridge backfire under new manager Maurizio Sarri (Mail) pic.twitter.com/HRIbJpcZQx
— Simon Phillips (@siphillipssport) October 13, 2018