Ruben Loftus-Cheek has been linked with a move away from Chelsea football club since the Premier League has returne.

And Southampton are in the driving seat to secure a deal for the blues midfielder.

Majority of the Chelsea fans were expecting RLC to spend the season with Chelsea after missing most of last season through injury.

However, reports in England have surfaced that he may want to leave west London, either on loan or permanently.

And according to the Daily Mail, Southampton would be willing to acquire his services.

Other Premier League clubs have shown an interest in RLC, Aston Villa and West Ham are among those keen.

The Saint only have four players in that position after they Pierre-Emile Højbjerg to Tottenham Hotspur this summer and would be the most eager to sign Loftus-Cheek.

He has struggled for form ever since coming back from an Achilles injury, which he picked up in May 2019. Lampard doesn’t seem to favour the English midfielder and with the immense transfer activity Chelsea have done this summer, it will be hard to see RLC getting many minutes this season at Stamford Bridge.