Lazio would be interested in signing Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek this summer.
Sky Sports journalist Gianluca Di Marzio reported on his website that Maurizio Sarri wants to sign Loftus-Cheek for Lazio.
Former Chelsea boss Sarri looks set to become the new manager at Lazio. The 62-year-old is set to return to management after taking a year off following his sacking at Juventus.
One of the very first players on Sarri’s wish list is Loftus-Cheek. Lazio would be looking to sign him on loan with an option to buy permanently.
The 25-year-old spent the last season on loan at Fulham where he made 31 appearances for the Cottagers.
Although he couldn’t save Fulham from getting relegated, his performance was a step in the right direction. Loftus-Cheek played his best football in 2018-19 under Sarri, and it’s no surprise that he wants him at Lazio.
Loftus-Cheek has a contract at the London club till 2024. Chelsea are not looking to send him out on loan again, and most likely it will be a permanent exit for him this summer.
Ideally, Chelsea fans would love to see him rediscover his best form for the London club, but a reunion with Sarri won’t be a bad thing for Loftus-Cheek.
Villa are making smart moves in the summer transfer window already, having reached an agreement for Emiliano Buendia from Norwich City.
Dean Smith’s are looking to add a midfielder to their ranks, and have earmarked James Ward-Prowse as a potential option.