Jose Mourinho wants to bring Ruben Loftus-Cheek in the summer, with Chelsea likely to cash in on the 26-year-old star.
Jose Mourinho wants to bring Ruben Loftus-Cheek to AS Roma in the summer. Football Insider suggests Chelsea could cash in on the 26-year-old midfielder if they receive a reasonable offer, as Todd Boehly is ready to revamp their midfield.
Chelsea have undergone plenty of squad changes in the last two windows since Todd Boehly took over as co-owner. While the club have spent around £600 million on new players, mostly young talents, they will also have to decide on player sales in the coming summer.
The looming pressure of Premier League’s financial fair play will force them into serious sales. The club must justify their massive spending and balance their books with a few sales in the summer. While many players are reportedly available to leave, a few of their notable academy products could also depart.
Mason Mount is already in the media with links to Liverpool, and Ruben Loftus-Cheek also seems like a sure departure. The 27-year-old will enter the final year of his deal, with Chelsea unlikely to take up their option of extending his contract by 12 months.
Chelsea are ready to cash in on the midfielder, who has played regularly for the club this season. The Blues are already looking at high-profile midfield options in the market, which may leave no room in the squad for a player like Loftus-Cheek.
With AC Milan reportedly keen on the midfielder, it may appear that AS Roma have joined the hunt. Jose Mourinho wants to bring the 27-year-old to the Italian capital and shore up his options. Much will depend on the Portuguese’s future at the club, as he remains linked with a move elsewhere.
Loftus-Cheek might consider his options, including the potential interest from Roma. He may look to stay in the Premier League, with some clubs likely to approach the 27-year-old midfielder. If nothing comes from England, he might consider joining Mourinho in Rome.
For now, his future at Stamford Bridge seems bleak, and a move away from Chelsea may seem like a good option for all parties. Whether he signs with Roma remains the question. But the Blues will likely cash in and hope for a decent value for the player.