Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek may reportedly try force a move away from Stamford Bridge on loan for the new season.

According to the Times, the 22-year-old will try to depart the Blues on a temporary basis if he is not given much game time at the start of the campaign by new manager Maurizio Sarri.

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Chelsea has made it clear they don’t want to sell the England international under any circumstance.

But they know the player is competing for a congested part of the squad and he may want a loan switch.

The report details that Loftus-Cheek could consider a loan to a European club if the season starts slowly for him

This is an option as the European transfer window doesn’t close until 31 August.

Loftus-Cheek has come through the academy and is a Chelsea fan-favourite.

They would love to see him break into the first team on a permanent basis in the upcoming campaign.

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The powerhouse impressed out on loan with Crystal Palace last season in the top flight.

He was also a part of the England team that finished fourth at this summer’s World Cup.

However, he faces a real battle to force his way into Sarri’s plans given he’ll be competing against Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Cesc Fabregas, Ross Barkley and Danny Drinkwater.