Sport Palace hoped to re-sign Loftus-Cheek says Hodgson

19:00  10 august  2018
19:00  10 august  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Loftus-Cheek focused on himself at Chelsea

  Loftus-Cheek focused on himself at Chelsea England midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek is focused on performing at his best for Chelsea regardless of opinions from above.Ruben Loftus-Cheek has shelved any anxiety over the need to impress Maurizio Sarri in his fight to establish a place at Chelsea.

Share this Page. Hodgson hopes Palace can sign Loftus - Cheek permanently. Roy Hodgson has revealed Crystal Palace would love to sign Ruben Loftus - Cheek on a permanent basis.

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Crystal Palace tried and failed to sign Ruben Loftus-Cheek this summer, with the Eagles hoping to bring the player back to the club on a second loan spell.

According to the Independent, Roy Hodgson has confirmed that Palace put an offer on the table to re-sign the player on loan, but the Blues wanted to keep hold of the young midfielder, who appears to be part of Maurizio Sarri’s plans.

“Steve Parish knows how much we would have liked to get him here again. It doesn’t surprise me that they’d rather keep him and not loan him out. We did all we could do.”

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The England international joined the Eagles on a season-long loan deal last summer but saw his campaign hampered by injuries.

Hodgson makes Loftus-Cheek admission

  Hodgson makes Loftus-Cheek admission Ruben Loftus-Cheek became rather popular at Crystal Palace last season. The midfielder joined on loan at the start of the season, and impressed hugely during his campaign at Selhurst Park. 25 appearances was enough to catch the eye of England manager Gareth Southgate, and the versatile play-maker ended up playing an important role in the national side’s World Cup semi-final run. Palace manager Roy Hodgson was under no illusion as to just how critical Loftus-Cheek was in last year’s Premier League survival, and revealed his desire to bring the international back to South London. Speaking to TalkSPORT (and quoted by the Daily Star), Hodgson said: “We’d love to have him back there’s no question of that,” “But of course that’s something that is totally and utterly in Chelsea’s hands.” “I have no idea what their plans for Ruben are. They haven’t announced to us what their plans are and I’ve seen nothing written publicly.” Loftus-Cheek would be competing for playing time with N’Golo Kante, Jorginho, Cesc Fabregas, Danny Drinkwater, Tiemoue Bakayoko, and Ross Barkley.

Roy Hodgson hopes Ross Barkley’s £15million move to Chelsea can boost Crystal Palace ’s chances of signing loan star Ruben Loftus - Cheek permanently.Barkley

LONDON, March 2 — Crystal Palace midfielder Ruben Loftus - Cheek is on the brink of returning to action from an ankle injury, the Premier League club’s manager Roy Hodgson said yesterday. The 22-year-old, who signed for Palace on a season-long loan from Chelsea last July

After a troubled season at Palace, Loftus-Cheek finished the campaign strongly, playing a key role in their bid to beat the drop.

It was his form for Palace in the final weeks of last season that saw him earn a place in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the World Cup in Russia.

Chelsea are now expected to keep him as a member of their first-team squad this season.

It is yet to be seen if he will be a regular under Maurizio Sarri or not, but the Blues have been impressed with his development in recent months.

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Ruben Loftus-Cheek eyeing loan abroad before end of August .
Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek is hoping to go out on loan before the end of August as he wants to play regular first-team football, according to a report from John Cross of The Mirror. Loftus-Cheek wasn’t even named in the matchday squad for the weekend’s win over Arsenal and it looks like he’s not in Maurizio Sarri’s immediate plans. The 22-year-old wants to ensure that he is playing regularly so he can keep his place in the England set-up after being part of Gareth Southgate’s 23 man squad at the World Cup. According to Cross, there has been a lot of interest from Spain for Loftus-Cheek, who was not able to secure another loan move to Crystal Palace during the recent transfer window. However, the midfielder might not be allowed to leave on loan as Chelsea like to tie their players down to new deals before loaning them out but Loftus-Cheek, with three years left on his contract, won’t sign an extension without assurances about playing time in the future.

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