Ruben Loftus Cheek close to join Ac Milan
As the summer transfers is online, The Chelsean midfielder, Ruben Loftus-Cheek close to join AC Milan. The 27 year old, who has 10 caps, been at Chelsea since he was a young player and has also been at loans at Crystal Palace and Fulham.
In time of Chelsea he has won two Premier League titles, the Fifa Club world Cup and UEFA cuper Cup. A handful of players have left Chelsea this summer as the west London club look to balance the books.
The Blues are in the middle of a summer clear-out as they look to balance the books after spending £600million across the last two transfer windows. Stefano Pioli’s men are also preparing to lose Sandro Tonali – who is expected to be announced as a Newcastle player at the beginning of next month.
As a result, Loftus-Cheek could solve some of Milan’s problems as he eyes more game time. Kalidou Koulibaly’s move to Saudi Arabia side Al-Hilal was completed on Sunday. N’Golo Kante has signed for Saudi champions Al-Ittihad, while team-mate Edouard Mendy is close to joining Al-Ahli.
Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount has been linked with a move to Manchester United, who have had several bids turned down for him, while Chelsea midfielder Kai Havertz is close to joining Arsenal.
Calciomercato explain how Loftus-Cheek has wanted to try a new challenge for a while now, and he looks set to finally get his wish as a move to AC Milan nears.
Chelsea wanted £25m for the midfielder, but AC Milan hoped to bag a discount and get him for closer to £15m, as he is in the final year of his contract something they seem to have achieved.
AC Milan have moved to sign Loftus-Cheek as a direct replacement for Sandro Tonali, who is heading to Newcastle in a deal worth £65m.
Chelsea according to Fabrizio Romano are expected to make a significant bid for the Ecuador international in the coming days, and we believe he would be an ideal replacement for Loftus-Cheek.
Both Caicedo and the Englishman can operate in either a defensive midfield role or as a flat central midfielder, while the pair can also play at right-back if need be.
Loftus-Cheek represented an excellent squad option for Mauricio Pochettino, but if Chelsea managed to sign the 21-year-old Caicedo as his replacement, someone who is six years younger than the Blues academy graduate, it would represent impressive business.
Be sure to keep an eye on this situation, as AC Milan could announce the signing of Loftus-Cheek soon.
Loftus Cheek career over the league
Ruben Loftus-Cheek is a Chelsea midfielder who has appeared in a strong number of their Premier League matches in 2022/2023, making 25 appearances overall and playing 1,543 minutes. He has been selected in the starting XI in 19 of these appearances across their 38 fixtures and entered as a substitute on six occasions.
The last time that Loftus-Cheek featured in the league came on May 28 for Chelsea against Newcastle United; a game that he played 60 minutes in during a 1-1 draw. In total, the midfielder has registered one league assist this season. He has been shown one yellow card.
Last season for Chelsea, Loftus-Cheek made 24 Premier League appearances and created two assists.
Loftus-Cheek returned to Chelsea in July 2021 after a loan spell at Fulham, for whom he made 30 league appearances in total, scoring one goal.
It was on January 31, 2015 that Loftus-Cheek made his league debut, aged 19 years and eight days, against Manchester City. In his Premier League career overall, he has appeared 157 times in the competition, with 10 goals scored and nine assists.