Lazio are 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.
The former Chelsea boss looks set to become the new manager at Lazio. The 62-year-old is returning 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 will look 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 performances were 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.
He has a contract at the London club until 2024. Chelsea are not looking to send him out on loan again, and it will most likely be a permanent exit this summer.
Ideally, Chelsea fans would love to see him rediscover his best form, 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 is looking to add a midfielder to their ranks and have earmarked James Ward-Prowse as a potential option.