Lazio ‘set to target Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek for £ 17.5million summer transfer’

Lazio ‘set to target Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek for a £ 17.5million summer transfer’ after the Englishman sacked for 12-month injury

  • Chelsea’s Ruben Loftus-Cheek set to be Lazio target this summer
  • The Rome side have had a great season, taking second place in Serie A
  • They want to strengthen ahead of a possible Champions League tilt next quarter
  • Loftus-Cheek was sidelined for a year after breaking his Achilles
  • Lazio are also expected to aim RB Salzburg’s Dominik Szoboszlai in the window

Lazio are preparing a move for Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek this summer, with the aim of adding talent for a potential Champions League run next season.

After falling in the eighth season last season, club Rome have rebounded to sit second in Serie A, one point behind leaders Juventus, as the Italian season remains closed.

Preparing for what could be their first UCL campaign since 2015-16, Simone Inzaghi’s side are looking to strengthen their ranks.

Lazio set to target Chelsea star Ruben Loftus-Cheek in summer transfer window

Lazio have had a superb Serie A season, waiting to continue their title challenge

Lazio have had a superb Serie A season, waiting to continue their title challenge

Loftus-Cheek has been injured for a year but will be determined to keep his promise

Loftus-Cheek has been injured for a year but will be determined to keep his promise

After recovering from a 12-month layoff for injury due to a ruptured Achilles tendon, Loftus-Cheek should be a target, according to the Il Messaggero newspaper.

Loftus-Cheek must have sorely missed the youth revolution at Chelsea this season under Frank Lampard, sitting on the sidelines after suffering a serious injury at the end of last season.

The powerful midfielder has long been touted for great things after being frustrated by previous managers, and would certainly have been a key part of Lampard’s plans in 2019-20.

The powerful midfielder has reportedly been firmly in Frank Lampard's plans this season

The powerful midfielder has reportedly been firmly in Frank Lampard’s plans this season

Lazio are also set to target RB Salzburg star Dominik Szoboszlai after playing this campaign

Lazio are also set to target RB Salzburg star Dominik Szoboszlai after playing this campaign

At 24, he needs a decisive season to realize his potential, and that opportunity could come with a move to Lazio.

Loftus-Cheek’s value will have plummeted after his layoff, with a £ 17.5million fee set to be ordered.

Il Messaggero also reports that RB Salzburg’s Dominik Szoboszlai will be a target after the Hungarian midfielder played alongside Erling Haaland for RB Salzburg in the Champions League this season.

The 19-year-old has been overshadowed by Haaland’s sensational rise, but has done enough to grab Lazio’s attention with seven assists and four goals this season.

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