West Ham confident of landing Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek on loan
West Ham are confident on signing Ruben Loftus-Cheek from Chelsea on loan for the 2020/21 season.
The 24-year-old has been linked with a move away from west London on loan and several clubs have shown interest in Loftus-Cheek.
But as per the Daily Star, David Moyes' West Ham are confident that they can secure a deal to sign the England international on loan for the rest of the season.
Loftus-Cheek played 61 minutes in the Blues' opening day win against Brighton, but hasn't featured in Lampard's matchday squad for the four games since.
Lampard has confirmed that Loftus-Cheek could head out on loan should it be right for all parties as he looks to find game-time ahead of the European Championships next summer.
"I’m very open with Ruben," said Lampard. "We’ve had a couple of conversations in the last week. He’s fit as a fiddle so he can play week in, week out. He needs to play. He’s done a lot of work now. He would have been playing earlier if it wasn’t for lockdown and restart. There’s a possibility that Ruben may go out to play games because that would be great for him.
"We hold him in very high regard. I certainly do and that could be a good option for him. If that’s not the right option he’ll be competitive in this squad as well. I’m relaxed about it but I want to find the best path for Ruben and I want to find the best path for us."