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Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek will push for a loan move this summer if manager Maurizio Sarri doesn’t give him any assurances of a regular place in the first team according to reports from the Times.

The England international has already sounded it out to Chelsea that he’ll not be content with a place on the bench at Stamford Bridge as is prepared to leave Chelsea for first-team action elsewhere.

Loftus-Cheek spent last season on loan to Crystal Palace and also made it into Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

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The England international reportedly cut short his summer holiday to return to Chelsea and try to impress new boss Maurizio Sarri, but he is yet to receive any assurances of a regular role next season.

The Blues apparently do not want to lose Loftus-Cheek for the upcoming campaign but may have to loan him out so he can fulfill his desire of regular first-team football.

The player is ready to consider a loan move away from England if he fails to secure a Premier League move before Thursday’s deadline.

English clubs can only buy players until next week but foreign leagues have longer transfer windows, and this means that Loftus-Cheek can still leave Chelsea after Thursday.