Former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho reportedly wants to sign Ruben Loftus-Cheek for Roma.
The Sun have picked up on reports saying that the Italian club are set to make an approach for Loftus-Cheek when the January transfer window opens.
A move to Rome would see him link up with Tammy Abraham, who left Chelsea to join Mourinho’s side during the summer.
Loftus-Cheek faces major competition for a place at Stamford Bridge – and faces slipping back down the pecking order once the likes of N’Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic are back in the side.
And he failed to impress in their absence in Thursday’s 1-1 draw with a depleted Everton team.
He missed a great chance to score and his performance attracted plenty of criticism on social media, with some fans insisting he is not good enough for Chelsea.
The likes of Saul, Ross Barkley and Marcos Alonso also came in for criticism after a disappointing Blues display.
It’s sad to come to the realisation of that Loftus-Cheek isn’t good enough to play for Chelsea.
— MkhizeKhulekani 🇿🇦 (@KingKhura) December 17, 2021
— H (@ShedEndShow) December 17, 2021
Loftus-Cheek really fumbled his oppurtunity the last few games, he wont get a look in when Kova is back.
— Ronnie (@RonnieCFC1) December 17, 2021
Ruben loftus cheek hype died so quickly 😭 he had like two good game’s
— T (@Aiks0) December 17, 2021
Loftus Cheek is not chelsea standard
— Paul Clark (@paulo_oFISHial) December 16, 2021
Loftus Cheek plays like he is 18yrs old. Always holds onto the ball for too long. He runs at defenders and then gives a terrible pass. He always wants to beat players even when it’s not needed. It’s like he is playing for YouTube highlights. Kante and Kova are superior
— MD_Zapa (@gabyzico) December 17, 2021
How does no one mention that in 2 games loftus cheek has had 2 unchallenged headers from 6 yards out,1 hit his shoulder and the other hit his back,should be out of the team until next season for closing his eyes so much in the box
— Thomas Ryan (@thomas82r) December 17, 2021
— LeviLee (@The1tru_LeviLee) December 17, 2021
The average part comes when you talk about guys like Barkley, Saul, Alonso and Loftus Cheek playing and starting games for us when we’re supposedly in a title race
They wouldn’t even make the City and Liverpool benches
— Ma’at (@MrLumko_Jacobs) December 17, 2021
i have never fancied the midfield pairing of jorgihno and loftus cheek,,,it doesn’t work at all
— Odhiambo Rodgers (@rodgyrodgy21) December 17, 2021
Loftus cheek was not getting in Fulham’s team but he’s a nailed on starter at Chelsea, Barkley couldn’t get into Villa’s team
— Петров (@____JayP) December 17, 2021
Disgrace of a performance, Barkley , Saul and loftus cheek nowhere near Chelsea standards
— gavin byrne (@gb19815) December 17, 2021
Chelsea can never win the league as long as they have Barkley and Ruben Loftus Cheek
— The Prosper (@TheProsperGh) December 17, 2021