- Ruben Loftus-Cheek will not be leaving Chelsea this summer.
- Loftus-Cheek may be allowed to leave in the January window.
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Ruben Loftus-Cheek could leave Chelsea this season, but not until the January transfer window.
This has been insinuated by manager Maurizio Sarri, who was quizzed about Loftus-Cheek’s Chelsea future during his pre-match press conference. Chelsea are set to take on Newcastle United at St. James’ Park on Sunday.
Loftus-Cheek was nowhere to be seen as Chelsea took on Arsenal, which sparked rumours that he could be set to leave the club on loan before the end of the European transfer window.
Sarri has now put the rumours to bed. However, he has suggested that, depending on the circumstances, Loftus-Cheek may be allowed to leave when January comes around. He’s quoted by Sky Sports saying:
“I have spoken with him twice this week, after I spoke with the club. I think Loftus will remain with us, we can speak again about his situation, but I think only in December.”
After his performances for Crystal Palace and England, it would be absurd for Chelsea to loan out Loftus-Cheek. If he is starved of game-time between now and January, we can consider the possibility of letting him leave at that point.