Everton interested in signing Chelsea player but Thomas Tuchel keen on keeping him at Stamford Bridge

According to Daily Mail, Everton are interested in Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

However, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is keen on keeping the 25 year old midfielder at Stamford Bridge.

The 25-year-old English midfielder has played 20 matches this season for the Blues and provided three assists, two of which came in the Premier League in October.

Juventus were also eyeing a loan deal for the Blues academy graduate as a replacement for Arthur, but his loan deal to Arsenal has hit an impasse.

Everton are keen on signing Loftus-Cheek following injuries to Abdoulaye Doucoure and Fabian Delph, who are expected to be out for at least four weeks with groin and thigh problems respectively.

Earlier this month when asked to clarify Loftus-Cheek’s future, German boss Tuchel said: “We haven’t talked about it (loaning Loftus-Cheek out).

“He has a lot of game time, he has a lot to fight for here if we talk about Ruben and my personal opinion.

“Anyway, this will happen behind closed doors. When we have something to announce, we will announce.”

Loftus-Cheek has scored 12 goals in 102 appearances for the Blues since making his first-team debut in 2014.

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