Maurizio Sarri wants to sign Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
That is according to the player’s agent, who has hinted at assumer move to Lazio for the 26-year old.
Loftus-Cheek was largely on the periphery of the first team at Stamford Bridge last season, although he did make 40 appearances in all competitions, although only starting 13 times in the Premier League.
He has two years left on his current contract, and, although there is no pressure to sell him now, Chelsea may want to maximise his value before it begins to deteriorate.
Sarri, now at Lazio, managed Loftus-Cheek when they were both at Chelsea together and is reputed to be a big fan of the former England player.
Lazio have also been linked with a move for Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.
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