According to reports in The Sun on Sunday on June 10, Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek refused to commit his future to the club while on 2018 World Cup duty with England, and we at Football FanCast suggested that Manchester United should snap him up if he decides his future lies away from Stamford Bridge.
The 22-year-old has just returned to the west London outfit following a relatively successful season-long loan spell with Crystal Palace, where he played as an attacking midfielder and on the left-hand side as he was given the regular minutes on the pitch that he didn’t get under Blues boss Antonio Conte during the 2016/17 campaign.
The 6ft 3in midfield powerhouse isn’t going to make a decision on his future until after the World Cup has finished, which could suggests that he waits to see if the club are going to replace the Italian manager following a miserable defence of their 2017 Premier League title before he makes his decision.
Meanwhile, United chief Jose Mourinho has already been busy in the transfer market after completing deals for Fred and Diogo Dalot, but the Portuguese boss may be tempted to add another body in midfield – especially if Marouane Fellaini leaves.
We asked Red Devils fans to vote on our poll to see whether they would want their club to sign Loftus-Cheek, and they were largely split with 49% saying they didn’t want him at Old Trafford.
That is certainly understandable seeing as the main positions that Loftus-Cheek would fill would likely be Paul Pogba’s and Alexis Sanchez’s, but if he is available in a few weeks’ time Mourinho could well be tempted to swoop for the promising England man.
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