Chelsea coach, Maurizio Sarri, has revealed his plan for Ruben Loftus-Cheek, the coach reportedly stated that he will not allow the player to leave the club during the transfer window in January.
The midfielder was linked away from Stamford Bridge during the winter transfer window, after starting in just three matches this season.
Manuel Pellegrini’s side, West Ham have shown interest in signing the player to safe the Hammers away from relegation.
The Mirror UK is reporting that Chelsea’s coach will stop Loftus-Cheek from exiting the club as he thinks he will need him during the final months of the season.
Loftus-Cheek’s agent recently said the player would be forced to leave the Blues if his playing time did not improve.
Sarri is yet to hand Loftus-Cheek a Premier League start this season, even as West Ham are willing to make a move for the midfielder.
Loftus-Cheek spoke out on his future and admitted he understood why some people believe he needs to leave Chelsea.
“I hear it a lot, and I can see why people are saying that, because I’m 22 now and haven’t got too many Premier League starts to my name,” Metro UK quoted Loftus-Cheek as saying.
“I haven’t played too many minutes, whether it be in the Premier League and the Championship, and at 22 it’s not seen as enough by some people. I do hear it. I love the club and I love Chelsea, I want to play for Chelsea.
“Last season [moving to Palace on loan] was a decision I made because I hadn’t played any football really, at the age of 21, and last season was great for me at Palace, 24 [appearances] I think I had in the Premier League, and then to go on and make my England debut. I made a lot of steps last year.
“Playing football was massive for me and you can see why people want to see me play, and I want to play as well.”