Ruben Loftus-Cheek would be reportedly moving to Inter Milan as a swap deal for Chelsea’s interest in Achraf Hakimi. The 25-year old midfielder is currently on loan at Fulham and would be swapped most probably for the Moroccan defender.
Loftus-Cheek would be returning to the Blues after a frustrating season at the Cottagers, who have now been relegated. However, the club is seriously considering a move for Hakimi, who is also under the radar of Paris Saint Germain.
The Inter Milan defender has four more years left on his contract but the club would be looking for a big-money move.
Chelsea would be benefit with the Loftus-Cheek Hakimi swap deal
Ruben Loftus-Cheek made it to the senior team of the Premier League club in 2014. But, he had two loan stints, in Crystal Palace and Fulham, respectively. However, he made 82 appearances for Chelsea scoring 12 goals and providing 11 assists so far.
The Englishman had faced lack of playing time in this club and thus, a permanent move to Italy might provide him new opportunity. He enjoyed his stint during Maurizio Sarri’s term as the manager. As a result, it is rumoured that Lazio, Sarri’s new club, would also be looking for a move for him.
However, according to Italian outlet Gazzetta dello Sport, he might be possibly included as a swap deal for Achraf Hakimi. He joined the Nerazzuri from Real Madrid after two year stint at Borussia Dortmund. Since then, he made 45 appearances scoring 7 goals and bagging 11 assists.
The current Champions League winners are the frontrunners to sign the 22-year-old right-back despite interests from French giants, Paris Saint Germain.
But, it would be a difficult deal as current Blues coach, Thomas Tuchel is a big fan of Loftus-Cheek. He even compared him with Michael Ballack. Speaking about him, Tuchel said,
“I was quite a fan of him when he was even younger. There were some links about him all the time with maybe a move to the German league so we were well aware of his talent..”
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