Several European heavyweights are monitoring Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s situation at Chelsea.
Loftus-cheek has just 18 months to run on his contract and the Telegraph says there’s concern inside Chelsea they’ll struggle to convince him to pen new terms.
Premier League rivals; Manchester United, Manchester City are among a host of top clubs monitoring his situation, with Real Madrid and Bayern Munich also said to be interested in signing the youngster.
The Blues will not want him to enter the final year of his contract, but realise that convincing him to commit to a new five year deal at the present would be difficult. The 19 years old midfield player made his debut for the Chelsea first team in December 2014.
At the tail end of last season, Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho said he believes Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s progress into the first team squad at Chelsea will serve as a truer inspiration for the club’s academy players. The player was instrumental in Chelsea lifting both the FA Youth Cup and UEFA Youth League.
Loftus-cheek would thrive if he leaves Stamford Bridge, with the Blues having over 30 players out on loan, the future certainly doesn’t look bright for the youngster. Current Chelsea skipper, John Terry was the last academy player that became a first team player. It goes to show the philosophy down there at Stamford Bridge.