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

Lazio ‘set to target Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek for cut-price £17.5m summer transfer’ after Englishman’s 12-month injury lay-off

  • Chelsea’s Ruben Loftus-Cheek is set to be a target of Lazio in the summer 
  • The Rome side have enjoyed a superb season, sitting in second in Serie A 
  • They want to strengthen ahead of a possible Champions League tilt next term 
  • Loftus-Cheek has sat on the sidelines for a year after rupturing his achilles 
  • Lazio are also set to target RB Salzburg’s Dominik Szoboszlai in the window

Lazio are plotting a move for Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek this summer, aiming to add talent for a potential Champions League run next season. 

After slumping to eighth last season the Rome club have rebounded to sit second in Serie A, one point behind leaders Juventus, while the Italian season remains shut down. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Having recovered from a 12-month injury lay-off due to a ruptured achilles tendon, Loftus-Cheek is set to be a target, according to the Il Messaggero newspaper. 

Loftus-Cheek has cruelly had to miss out of the youthful revolution at Chelsea this season under Frank Lampard, sitting on the sidelines after suffering the serious injury late last season. 

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

The powerful midfielder would have been firmly in Frank Lampard's plans this season

The powerful midfielder would have been firmly in Frank Lampard’s plans this season 

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

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

At 24-years-old he is in need of a breakthrough season to deliver on his potential, and that opportunity could come with a move to Lazio. 

Loftus-Cheek’s value will have sunk after his lay-off, with a fee of £17.5m reportedly set to be commanded. 

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

The 19-year-old was overshadowed by Haaland’s sensational rise but has done enough to catch Lazio’s eye with seven assists and four goals this term. 

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