Aston Villa look to beat West Ham and Southampton on signing Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek ready to go on loan before transfer window closes
- Aston Villa pressured to sign 24-year-old Ruben Loftus-Cheek on loan from Chelsea
- Southampton and West Ham are also interested in signing the midfielder
- Having already spent £ 85million, Dean Smith is only interested in making a loan deal
Aston Villa are pushing to sign 24-year-old Ruben Loftus-Cheek on loan from Chelsea amid competition from Southampton and West Ham.
Villa head coach Dean Smith wants to step up his midfield options ahead of the October 5 transfer deadline.
Having already spent £ 85million in this window, the club are now only interested in signing players on loan – particularly looking at Loftus-Cheek and Ross Barkley.
Aston Villa is pushing to sign 24-year-old Ruben Loftus-Cheek on loan from Chelsea this summer
However, having already spent £ 85million, Dean Smith is only interested in making a loan deal.
Despite interest in both players, league rules state that only one loan can take place between the same two Premier League clubs.
Given that Loftus-Cheek was excluded from Frank Lampard’s squad for their game against Liverpool on Sunday, Villa would prioritize the 24-year-old this summer.
Villa fans are said to be excited at the prospect of seeing the 10-year-old England international join their squad.
Villa fans are said to be excited about the 10-year-old England international joining their club