Loftus-Cheek told to leave Chelsea with Arsenal and Liverpool looking to do deal

Liverpool and Arsenal transfer target Ruben Loftus-Cheek has been urged to leave Chelsea in the January transfer window.

Regarded as one of the best talents England have to offer, Loftus-Cheek had the opportunity to leave Chelsea during the summer transfer window but opted to stay put and fight for his Blues future, with all indications he was set to get a chance under Maurizio Sarri.

But it just hasn’t happened for Loftus-Cheek, who has made just four appearances for the London club so far this term and that has led to speculation both Arsenal and Liverpool are ready to make cheeky moves and get a bargain deal done.

And Allardyce believes it’s time for Loftus-Cheek to finally call it a day with Chelsea, telling the TalkSport website:“I love him, but unfortunately he hasn’t managed to break in at the beginning of the season, and it’s a shame. It’s time for him to be selfish, it’s time for him to be selfish for his own career.

“This lad obviously loves Chelsea because he was prepared to stay and fight for his place this year, after such fantastic season with Crystal Palace and at the World Cup where he made an impact.

“He’s tasted first team football on a regular basis and has tasted international football, but he was left out of the last England squad. I think as a young man that’s a massive blow to your career and development. So as much as Chelsea want to keep him, it might be time for him to say, ‘I’ve given all I can give to try and get into the Chelsea side.

“Please, if you get the right offer and it’s the right club for me, let me move on and forge my career somewhere else.’”

Should Loftus-Cheek leave Chelsea? Here is what we think.

Allardyce is right and Loftus-Cheek should leave Chelsea in the coming transfer windows if he fails to get the game time he needs to develop and a move to either Liverpool or Arsenal would be a great career choice for the lad.

Gunners boss Unai Emery and Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp are great with helping young talents and they could both use something different in midfield, and Loftus-Cheek would certainly give them that.