Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard has urged the club not to sell Ruben Loftus-Cheek ahead of the start of the new Premier League season. The Premier League giants allowed the England international to go out on loan to Crystal Palace during the 2017-18 Premier League season.
The midfielder impressed under former England manager Roy Hodgson netting two goals and three assists in the Premier League last season.
His impressive outings with Palace saw him made Gareth Southgate’s England list for the World Cup held in Russia this summer.
Loftus-Cheek started England’s group stage fixtures against Panama and Belgium after he came off the bench in their World Cup opener in a 2-1 win against Tunisia.
Chelsea FC star Hazard wants the FA Cup holders to retain Loftus-Cheek’s services ahead of their first Premier League campaign under Italian head coach Maurizio Sarri.
Hazard told Evening Standard:
“Ruben is a fantastic player. He is still young, of course, but I think if we can have him in the team this season it’s a plus for everyone.
“I know his quality. He is young, he is powerful. The future will be top for him.”
Chelsea FC finished in fifth place in the Premier League table last season to miss out on a Champions League spot under Antonio Conte.
His replacement Sarri has signed Napoli midfielder Jorginho and veteran England goalkeeper Rob Green so far.