AC Milan are eager to strike a deal to signal Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek this summer time, 90min understands.
The 27-year-old, who joined Chelsea 19 years in the past, has been a fringe participant for the previous few seasons and has now entered the ultimate 18 months of his contract at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea’s new coverage, which goals to forestall gamers from coming into the ultimate two years of their offers, means these on expiring contracts may very well be bought for the proper worth, and Loftus-Cheek is amongst that group of gamers dealing with unsure futures.
Sources have confirmed to 90min that Loftus-Cheek has generated loads of curiosity from Serie A, the place Lazio and Napoli are identified admirers, however Milan are rising as severe contenders for the midfielder’s signature.
Former Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori, who got here via the academy alongside Loftus-Cheek earlier than his transfer to Milan, is known to have given a rave evaluate of the midfielder when requested by his membership.
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Loftus-Cheek is intrigued by the concept of transferring to Milan and will prioritise a Serie A change over remaining within the Premier League, the place Crystal Palace, Fulham, Leicester, Newcastle, West Ham and Wolves are all eager.
With Chelsea confronted with a must promote gamers this summer time, they’re open to gives and are eager to make the most of Milan’s curiosity in a lot of gamers at Stamford Bridge. Kalidou Koulibaly, Christian Pulisic, Hakim Ziyech and Callum Hudson-Odoi are all on Milan’s radar as nicely.
Importantly, Milan’s curiosity in Loftus-Cheek and the opposite gamers is just not presently linked to Chelsea’s pursuit of 23-year-old ahead Rafael Leao, who can also be within the last 18 months of his contract however is in talks over an extension.
Chelsea’s curiosity in Leao will stay even when he places pen to paper on a brand new deal in Milan and sources anticipate the Blues to discover a transfer which might see a lot of gamers head to San Siro in change.
As of but, nevertheless, Milan haven’t proven any willingness to half methods with Leao, with membership officers frequently stressing their dedication to the Portugal worldwide.
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