Emergence of third club interested in physical midfielder could mean extra money for Chelsea

Monday morning saw shock around Italian football as AC Milan fired both of their sporting directors unexpectedly.

This has thrown lots of things into disarray, including Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s move to the Italian club. He apparently had a meeting lined up for later that day as his transfer progressed, and now effectively everything has been shut down as Milan scramble to pick their new sporting directors.

According to the Gazzetta today this hasn’t killed Loftus-Cheek’s chances of a move to Italy entirely. In fact, it may not even have killed his chances of a move to Milan. According to a piece today, AC’s city rivals Inter are watching and have interest in RLC themselves.

Inter are already tangled up in dealings with us – they have Romelu Lukaku on loan and want to keep him another year, while we’re pushing to sign their goalkeeper Andre Onana.

Surely some kind of deal can be forged out of those situations? Apparently a meeting has been scheduled for after the Champions League final this weekend,

The piece also mentions long standing interest from Maurizio Sarri’s Lazio in Ruben. They probably can’t afford him, but perhaps the growing crowd of potential buyers will at least squeeze a higher fee out of whoever does eventually pull the trigger.

If we can secure Onana or get rid of Lukaku as part of the deal too, so much the better.

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