Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek may reportedly be a transfer target for Italian giants Juventus – and some Blues fans on Twitter have responded by saying the time may be right to sell him.
According to Gianluca Di Marzio, Juventus are looking at potential midfield targets due to the fact their player Arthur is wanted by Arsenal.
It is understood that the Serie A giants would like to sign Loftus-Cheek as Arthur’s replacement if he leaves them.
Loftus-Cheek, 25, has been a popular figure around Stamford Bridge since coming through the academy at Cobham to become a first-team player.
The box-to-box midfielder has made 102 senior appearances for Chelsea. Unfortunately, his career was derailed by a serious injury a few years ago and it feels like he’s still fighting to get back to anywhere near his best.
Chelsea fans suggest Ruben exit makes sense
A selection of Blues supporters on social media think now could be the right time for Loftus-Cheek to depart the Bridge.
In fairness, he’s played 20 games in all competitions this season. The midfielder will know he’s not a favourite under manager Thomas Tuchel, though.
He’s still someway behind the likes of N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic and Jorginho in the club’s midfield pecking order.
It sounds like plenty of the fanbase are sympathetic towards Loftus-Cheek, which is why they wouldn’t mind him leaving to pursue regular first-team football elsewhere.
If he was sold, he would do so with a great send off. However, the Juventus rumour is a fresh one, so it’s one to keep an eye on during the remainder of the window.
Here are some Chelsea fans discussing Loftus-Cheek: