Chelsea fans react as Maurizio Sarri reportedly wants 25-year-old
Former Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri planning to raid Chelsea to complete the signing of Ruben Loftus-Cheek as he settles into a new job at Lazio.
According to Corriere dello Sport, the ex-Blues manager is prepared to take a chance on the youngster.
The midfielder spent last season on loan at Fulham, playing 33 times and scoring a single goal, during a frustrating campaign.
His future at Stamford Bridge looks relatively bleak and Thomas Tuchel is preparing to offload him this summer.
The academy graduate has a contract with Chelsea until 2024. He would surely jump at the chance to head abroad, however, with first-team football in his sights.
The England player enjoyed his time at Chelsea under Sarri. He fired 10 goals in 40 appearances for the club when the Italian boss was in charge.
According to the report, Lazio would be looking to do a loan deal and that could suit all parties.
Loftus-Cheek has played 82 times for the Blues and even featured on the first day of 2020/21.
Chelsea fans pretty adamant on Loftus-Cheek future
Although some supporters think Loftus-Cheek could come good under Tuchel, plenty agree that his time is probably up.
At 25 regular football is a must for the Chelsea player and he’s not going to get regular action at Stamford Bridge.
Loftus-Cheek earns £60,000-a-week and if Lazio are willing to pay some of that for a season, it would help the Blues balance the books.
A few players could arrive at the club this summer and the England man is unlikely to be the only player to leave.
Following the recent reports of Sarri returning to sign a player he trusts immensely, supporters have been reacting on Twitter.
Here is what they had to say regarding the future of Loftus-Cheek.
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