Premier League club keen on signing skillful Chelsea midfielder

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According to Daily Express, Premier League side Southampton are keen on signing skillful Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek on loan this summer.

Loftus-Cheek spent the season on loan at Fulham but was unable to stop the London club from being relegated after scoring just once in 29 games for Fulham.

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Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl is a fan of the 25-year-old and tried to sign Loftus-Cheek last summer before Fulham moved in.

The Saints hope to sign Loftus-Cheek on loan this summer with a possible view to a permanent deal if the move works out.

Hasenhuttl believes Loftus-Cheek will be a huge asset for Southampton next season.

Loftus-Cheek, who earns around £120,000 a week at Chelsea, still has three years of his contract to run there, and is valued at around £20million.

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