LAZIO wants to sign Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek on loan, according to reports.
The Romans have just named former Blues coach Maurizio Sarri, and the Italian would have placed the 25-year-old at the top of their transfer wish list.
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Sarri will take charge of the Serie A giants and they scoffed at the 62-year-old’s smoking habit on Twitter to announce his arrival.
The former Juventus coach has signed a two-year contract worth £2.5 million per season.
Former coach of Napoli Sarri has been unemployed since Juve fired him last August, after 14 months in the job.
he managed Chelsea for the 2018-19 season – the Loftus Cheek campaign scored 10 goals and five assists in 40 Blues games.
And Sarri wants a meeting at the Stadio Olimpico, according to several Italian vehicles, in addition to the transfer guru Roman Fabrizio.
Although they initially want Loftus-Cheek on loan, such as Fikayo Tomori’s move to AC Milan, lazio supposedly they want to agree to an option to buy the midfielder permanently at the end of next season.
A heel injury ended Loftus-CheekThe 2018-19 campaign before the Europa League final victory over Arsenal, following a career record in 40 games during the season.
The England international spent 2020-21 on loan at Fulham but faced a difficult campaign as the Whites were relegated and he contributed just one goal.
SunSport understands Southampton are also interested in your services.
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Much will depend on Thomas Tuchel’s plan for Loftus-Cheek with a big summer of spending planned.
But the £210 million needed to sign them could see Loftus-Cheek give up to raise funds or release salaries.
The blues are also queuing up to get £24.5 million in cash from AC Milan, who must hire Tomori permanently This summer.
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