AC Milan Targets Chelsea’s €25 Million Valued Versatile Player
Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek has been linked with a possible move away from the club at the end of the current season. The Englishman has reportedly drawn interest from Italian giants AC Milan, who are said to be eager to bolster their midfield options.
According to a report from CalcioMercato, AC Milan has expressed keen interest in Loftus-Cheek as Stefano Pioli seeks to reinforce his squad ahead of next season. The versatile player is believed to be valued at around €25 million by his current club.
The report indicates that preliminary talks between the two clubs have already taken place. However, the agreement of a transfer fee remains a matter of negotiation. It is thought that a fee of €25 million would be deemed acceptable by all parties.
Loftus-Cheek has struggled to cement a regular starting spot at Stamford Bridge, and is reportedly not seen as an indispensable asset by Chelsea manager Graham Potter. With this in mind, the Blues could be looking to offload the player to raise funds in the summer transfer window.
Although the 27-year-old has expressed a desire to remain at Chelsea, a move to AC Milan could prove to be an attractive proposition. The midfielder would have witnessed the progress made by former Chelsea teammate Fikayo Tomori, who has flourished since moving to Italy.
Despite attracting interest from Premier League clubs such as Newcastle United in the past, Loftus-Cheek could find himself tempted by the opportunity to play for a team with AC Milan’s pedigree. It remains to be seen whether he would be willing to leave London and make the move to Italy.
Meanwhile, Chelsea has made significant investments in their squad over the past two transfer windows, and are looking to balance the books by offloading some of their fringe players.
Loftus-Cheek, therefore, could be on his way out of the club if a suitable offer is received during the upcoming transfer window.
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