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Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek will seek to leave Stamford Bridge in January after failing to get regular playing time under Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri this season according to Daily Mail.

Loftus-Cheek spent last season on loan at Crystal Palace and his performances for the club earned him a place in England’s World Cup squad.

Loftus-Cheek’s only start for Chelsea this season came in the Europa League 1-0 victory over Vidi at Stamford Bridge and his lack of playing time has seen him lose his England place.

Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley is now ahead of the 22-year-old midfielder for club and also country.

Loftus-Cheek believes leaving Chelsea on loan to get game time will help force his way back into the international picture.

Crystal Palace and Everton are reportedly interested in a loan deal for Loftus-Cheek.

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hidgson revealed early this month that he will make a move for Loftus-Cheek if he becomes available in January.

“Ruben Loftus-Cheek did an outstanding job for us when he came here,” Hodgson said.

“He really answered all the questions that we hoped he would answer, and luckily for us and even more for him, it got him recognised by the national team. He found himself in Russia representing England, which was a perfect end to the season had had for us.

“We admire him, we like him very much and we wish him well, and of course like a lot of other clubs I’m sure, when the day comes when he becomes available for transfer, we will be sticking our noses into that. But whether we will get him again, that’s another matter. Who knows, we will see.”

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