Chelsea reportedly want Ruben Loftus-Cheek stay amid West Ham speculation

Eric Dier of England reacts during a training session during the England Media Access at (VENUE) on June 17, 2018 in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Manuel Pellegrini’s West Ham United reportedly want Chelsea’s Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek in action during the England training session on June 21, 2018 in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek enjoyed a successful loan spell at Crystal Palace in 2017-18, and there is no surprise that West Ham United, Everton and Newcastle United all have been linked with the Chelsea midfielder.

According to The Chronicle, Rafael Benitez's Newcastle are interested in signing Loftus-Cheek from Premier League rivals Chelsea in the summer transfer window.

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Manuel Pellegrini's West Ham and Marco Silva's Everton have the the 22-year-old England international midfielder on their radar, according to The Sun (print edition, page 52, May 29, 2018) (click here to read more).

Ruben Loftus-Cheek in action during the England training session on June 21, 2018 in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

However, Newcastle, West Ham and Everton all could be disappointed in their (reported) pursuit of the Chelsea midfielder, who earns £35,000 per week as salary, according to Spotrac.com.

According to The Gambling Times, Chelsea have told Loftus-Cheek that they will not sell him in the summer transfer window and will give him a prominent role in the first team next season.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek of England talks to the media during the England Press Conference on June 15, 2018 in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Chelsea stay?

Loftus-Cheek wants more playing time, and if Chelsea are willing to provide him with that, then it is hard to see the England international leave Stamford Bridge this summer.

After all, leaving former Champions League winners Chelsea - who will be challenging for the Premier League title next season - for Everton, Newcastle or West Ham, especially on a permanent contract, would be a step down for the youngster.

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