Southampton are interested in signing Ruben Loftus-Cheek from Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea in the summer transfer window, according to The Sun.
What’s the story?
Chelsea reportedly want to send Loftus-Cheek out on loan this summer.
The 2021 Champions League winners want to send the midfielder to the Bundesliga to get his career back on track.
Southampton are keen on securing the services of the 25-year-old England international, who has made a total of 108 appearances in the Premier League, scoring 10 goals in the process.
Could a Southampton transfer happen?
Southampton are an established club in the Premier League, and a move to the Saints would make sense for Loftus-Cheek.
The 25-year-old is a dynamic midfielder who can play in a box-to-box role or in a more central position.
Yes, a move to the Bundesliga is very appealing, but if Loftus-Cheek is to have a long-term future at Chelsea, then he should stay in the Premier League.
Chelsea manager Tuchel could follow the 25-year-old more closely if he is at Southampton.
Even if Chelsea decide next summer that they do not want Loftus-Cheek, a strong season in the Premier League is likely to see him earn a big move and the Blues a hefty transfer fee.