Chelsea transfer news: 27-year-old Blues player could leave in the next few days

There’s reportedly a “very strong possibility” that Ruben Loftus-Cheek could leave Chelsea this month.

According to journalist Ben Jacobs, the 27-year-old Blues midfielder could yet exit the club before the January transfer window shuts next week.

Speaking on The Blues Brothers YouTube channel, Jacobs said: “There is Ruben Loftus-Cheek, I think there’s a very strong possibility that something gets done late in the window for him.”

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Loftus-Cheek, who’s currently sidelined through injury, has actually been a first-team regular so far this season.

The central midfielder has played 20 games across all competitions and delivered a few encouraging performances, but the suggestion is that he could be moved on soon.

In fairness, the Blues academy graduate has been linked this month with a potential exit.

For example, Simon Phillips recently claimed that Leicester City do have eyes on Loftus-Cheek in January. Also, Calciomeracto report that AC Milan may be interested in Chelsea’s midfielder.

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Loftus-Cheek has proven to be very useful for Graham Potter at Chelsea given his versatility, so it’ll be interesting to see if the Blues head coach wants to allow him to leave.

The centre of the park is definitely still one area of the pitch that looks a little light in the squad.

If there’s any midfield arrivals in the next week, perhaps offloading some senior central midfielders makes sense. It might be worth holding onto Loftus-Cheek until the summer, though.

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Dom is a Chelsea supporter who has worked in online publishing for more than six years. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016, he now writes exclusively for The Chelsea Chronicle covering news, analysis and match coverage. He enjoys the dream position of writing about his boyhood club, which seems to be involved in more drama every single day than an episode of The Bill. Aside from his love for Chelsea, he supports and follows the England cricket team. He also fancies himself as the Sunday League version of Michael Essien.