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Crystal Palace keen on re-signing Chelsea midfielder


Crystal Palace keen on re-signing Chelsea midfielder

Loftus-Cheek set for Palace return?

Crystal Palace are reportedly hopeful of pursuing another loan move for Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

The 22-year-old made 24 league appearances for the Eagles last term and his performances were sufficient to reward him with a spot with the England national side.

According to Evening Standard, Loftus-Cheek's position at Stamford Bridge remains uncertain ahead of next season and the Blues' failure to assure him of regular gametime may witness him secure a loan move elsewhere.

As such, the likes of Everton, Newcastle United and West Ham United have all been linked with his services, but the Eagles believe that they have the advantage in re-signing the Englishman.

Loftus-Cheek found himself injured for nearly half of the previous campaign but he still managed to make the Three Lions' World Cup squad under Gareth Southgate.

He has already featured in both games for England at the global tournament and this has included a start in the 6-1 mauling of Panama in the second group stage match.