Aston Villa look to beat West Ham and Southampton in signing Ruben Loftus-Cheek on loan

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.

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

Villa fans are said to be excited about the 10-year-old England international joining their club

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