Date: 16th March 2023 at 10:15am
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Chelsea will be looking to close in on the Premier League’s European qualification places with victory over Everton on Saturday. 

The Blues welcome Sean Dyche’s side to Stamford Bridge off the back of three consecutive victories across all competitions.

Graham Potter”s side have beaten Leeds United, Borussia Dortmund and Leicester City within the space of ten days, and now have a very slim chance of finishing in the top four.

A place in either the Europa League or Europa Conference League is more likely, unless Potter can guide Chelsea to a third Champions League triumph.

Regardless of how successful this season proves to be, Chelsea look set to overhaul their squad this summer following a year of huge spending.

Since taking charge of the club last summer, new owner Todd Boehly has spent no less than £500 on 16 new signings, although the club will undoubtedly have to sell some players when the window reopens.

One player who could be sold is midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek, according to Football Insider.

The report claims that the ten-time England international is one of those most likely to be sold this summer, with plenty of interest surrounding the player.

Loftus-Cheek could have several clubs interested in him this summer

It is claimed that five Premier League clubs hold an interest in the Englishman, who has also alerted Serie A clubs AC Milan and Roma.

The 27-year-old will enter into the final year of his current contract this summer, although his current employers do have the option to extend his deal by a further 12 months.

It is suggested, though, that they will listen to offers for the midfielder, who has returned to being a regular for The Blues in recent weeks.

Lofuts-Cheek has primarily played a bit-part role throughout his Stamford Bridge career, with the exception of the 2019/19 campaign during which he netted ten times in 40 matches across all competitions, before suffering a serious achilles injury.

The midfielder has also spent time on loan at fellow London clubs Crystal Palace and Fulham, but has proved himself to be a valuable member of the Chelsea squad this term.

He has made 26 appearances across all competitions so far this season, often filling in as a makeshift right wing-back in the absence of Reece James and Cesar Azpilicueta.

The academy graduate remains a fans’ favourite at Stamford Bridge, but it appears increasingly likely that this may be his final season in west London.

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