AC Milan complete £18.5m deal for Ruben Loftus-Cheek from Chelsea… as midfielder becomes fourth player to leave the club this summer amid Stamford Bridge exodus
Ruben Loftus-Cheek has joined AC Milan to add to the Chelsea exodus.
An £18.5million deal has been agreed, paving the way for the midfielder, 27, to be reunited with former Chelsea team-mates Fikayo Tomori and Olivier Giroud in Milan.
It ends Loftus-Cheek’s 19-year association with the Blues, who he joined aged eight.
He had a year left on his contract worth in excess of £150,000 a week and talks included the prospect of Chelsea contributing to help smooth through the deal.
Milan have also opened talks about signing USA midfielder Christian Pulisic – another player that Chelsea are open to offloading as part of their summer clearout.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek is set to leave Stamford Bridge after spending 19 years at the club
Loftus-Cheek will join former Chelsea team-mate Fikayo Tomori at the San Siro next season
Mateo Kovacic on Tuesday evening joined Manchester City for £25m and Kai Havertz is close to signing for Arsenal.
Edouard Mendy and Hakim Ziyech are on the verge of having their moves to Saudi Arabia confirmed.
N’Golo Kante, who left on a free, and Kalidou Koulibaly have also moved to the Saudi Pro League.