Everton want to sign Ruben Loftus-Cheek before transfer deadline day, and, wit Frank Lampard set to be appointed their new manager, the pair could be set for a reunion at Goodison Park.
The Merseyside team have recently lost Abdoulaye Doucouré and Fabian Delph to injury, and with Tom Davies are struggling for fitness, they are short of midfield options.
However, Thomas Tuchel is keen to keep the player, who has made 20 appearances in all competitions at Stamford Bridge, recognising that he adds valuable strength to his squad.
The German has also expressed the opinion that the midfielder has a lot to fight for if he chooses to stay at Stamford Bride,
Loftus-Cheek was also being eyed by Juventus as a replacement for the potential departure of Brazilian Arthur to Arsenal, but that move has now stalled, and is seemingly over for good, with the two clubs remaining far apart on the length of any loan deal.
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