Report: Lampard and Mourinho now both want to sign 'very important' Chelsea player this summer

Chelsea’s Ruben Loftus-Cheek is attracting widespread interest ahead of this summer, but the player wants to remain at Stamford Bridge to fight for his position.

According to the Daily Mail, the 26-year-old’s got several admirers that are weighing up potential moves for him.

It is understood that Jose Mourinho’s Roma and Frank Lampard’s Everton are among those keen on his signature. London rivals West Ham have set their sights on the English midfielder, too.

However, the report explains Loftus-Cheek hopes to stay with the Blues next season playing under current manager Thomas Tuchel.

He’s played 32 games across all competitions so far this season, so has managed to find a way into Tuchel’s plans.

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Loftus-Cheek, described by Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta this month as “very important”, has had an up and down career since a first-team breakthrough several years ago at the Bridge.

It looked like Blues career may be over after an underwhelming loan at Fulham last year, but he’s continuing to fight and show promise at times this season in a Chelsea shirt.

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Loftus-Cheek future

Hopefully, Loftus-Cheek enjoys a strong end to the 2021/22 season and shows he belongs in the squad for next year.

There’s been a lot to like about his last few appearances, which suggest he’s finding the confidence to get back to his best.

He’s a real handful when he’s in full flow as a powerful box-to-box central midfielder.

If an exit was on the cards, Mourinho’s Roma would be an interesting one given there’s already an English contingent at the Italian club. The chance for Loftus-Cheek to reunite with Lampard at Goodison Park is mooted as well.

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