Everton will be hoping reported target Ruben Loftus-Cheek takes Sam Allardyce's advice

Sam Allardyce, Manager of Everton looks on during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Everton at Emirates Stadium on February 3, 2018 in London, England.

Everton are reportedly keen to sign Ruben Loftus-Cheek from Premier League giants Chelsea in the January transfer window.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek of England faces the media during a press conference at St Georges Park on May 22, 2018 in Burton-upon-Trent, England.

Everton may have been handed a boost in their pursuit of Ruben Loftus-Cheek from a very unlikely source.

According to The Mail, The Toffees are keen to bring the 22-year-old to Goodison Park on loan in the January transfer window, although they would have to make Kurt Zouma’s temporary move from Chelsea permanent to make it happen.

Loftus-Cheek enjoyed a brilliant breakthrough season in 2017/18, starring during a temporary spell at Crystal Palace and impressing for England during their run to the World Cup semi-finals.

 

Since returning to Stamford Bridge, however, Loftus-Cheek has played just 33 minutes of Premier League football. And Everton fans will now be hoping that the gifted midfielder takes advice from former Toffees boss Sam Allardyce on board.

“If I were Loftus-Cheek I would be battering the door down in January and saying, ‘that’s it, I need to get away’,” Allardyce told talkSPORT last week.

Sam Allardyce, Manager of Everton looks on during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Everton at Emirates Stadium on February 3, 2018 in London, England.

“And not on loan, get away from Chelsea properly and build his own career. He’s got to play. He’s too talented not to play, we’ve all seen that.”

Allardyce was hugely unpopular among the majority of Everton fans during his turgid spell in charge of The Toffees last season.

But even the anti-Allardyce brigade will be in Big Sam’s corner with Loftus-Cheek on The Toffees’ radar.

Michy Batshuayi of Chelsea (L) celebrates scoring his sides third goal with Ruben Loftus-Cheek of Chelsea (R) during the EFL Cup second round match between Chelsea and Bristol Rovers at...

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