Transfer gossip: Speculation over Loftus-Cheek’s future continues

A look at the stories involving Chelsea in Monday’s newspapers…

Ruben Loftus-Cheek will hold talks with Chelsea this week and could ask to move on loan, according to The Sun.

In what it labels “showdown talks”, The Sun say Loftus-Cheek will ask boss Maurizio Sarri to loan him out if he is not going to play regularly at Stamford Bridge.

It comes after Loftus-Cheek, who spent last season on loan at Crystal Palace, was overlooked for Chelsea’s first matches of the season.

The transfer window in England is closed but it remains open in other parts of Europe until the end of the month, meaning Premier League players can still join clubs on the Continent before then.

[/media-credit] Ruben Loftus-Cheek featured for England in the World Cup

Meanwhile, the Daily Mail reports that Alvaro Morata never considered leaving Chelsea despite being linked with a move this summer.

“There was never a thought for me to leave,” the striker said.

“For me, it’s easy. I could have gone back to Spain or Italy, all the people believe in me there but I want to change all the things here.

“I want to, not for all the haters, but for me and for Chelsea.”