24-year-old midfielder wants to remain Chelsea amid several offers

The London giants loanee Ruben Loftus-Cheek says he initiated negotiations with Frank Lampard about leaving the Blues for a loan move to Fulham this campaign. Ruben previously left Chelsea to spend the campaign at Craven Cottage, and it stays to be seen if he can make the most of this chance to play more and show what he can do.

England international has long looked a big prospect at Stamford Bridge, but he’s struggled to play regularly under several different coaches now. Loftus-Cheek has recently been out on loan at Crystal Palace, a spell he feels really boosted him and his international prospects, so he’ll no doubt hope for a repeat at Fulham.

Ruben says, however, in an interview, that he does not view his move to Fulham as one that could end up turning into a permanent transfer, as he still believes he has a future at London club. “We had an honest conversation. I was the one who initiated it. I felt like it was paramount that I played a lot of football this season,” Ruben said.

“With the strength in depth at Chelsea and how I was feeling, I was not surely being out for so long that when I had the opportunity that I could play fantastically and hold down a place in the starting XI. I was not 100 per cent I could do that, because I need to build my confidence back up.”

“This is a platform for me to go and express myself and find that form that was showing a couple of seasons ago. I believe in my ability, and we will see where that takes me.”