Sport Palace failed in attempts to re-sign Loftus-Cheek on loan says Hodgson

20:00  10 august  2018
20:00  10 august  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Palace hoped to re-sign Loftus-Cheek says Hodgson

  Palace hoped to re-sign Loftus-Cheek says Hodgson Crystal Palace tried and failed to sign Ruben Loftus-Cheek this summer, with the Eagles hoping to bring the player back to the club on a second loan spell. According to the Independent, Roy Hodgson has confirmed that Palace put an offer on the table to re-sign the player on loan, but the Blues wanted to keep hold of the young midfielder, who appears to be part of Maurizio Sarri’s plans. “Steve Parish knows how much we would have liked to get him here again. It doesn’t surprise me that they’d rather keep him and not loan him out. We did all we could do.” The England international joined the Eagles on a season-long loan deal last summer but saw his campaign hampered by injuries. After a troubled season at Palace, Loftus-Cheek finished the campaign strongly, playing a key role in their bid to beat the drop. It was his form for Palace in the final weeks of last season that saw him earn a place in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the World Cup in Russia. Chelsea are now expected to keep him as a member of their first-team squad this season. It is yet to be seen if he will be a regular under Maurizio Sarri or not, but the Blues have been impressed with his development in recent months.

“I think if we can have him in the team this season it’s a plus for everyone,” said the Belgian winger. Crystal Palace "tried everything" to re - sign Loftus - Cheek after loan spell (Getty). Hodgson , who used to watch Palace play from the stands when he was younger

Roy Hodgson confirms Crystal Palace tried to re - sign Ruben Loftus - Cheek on loan . Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson admits he wanted to bring Ruben Loftus - Cheek back to Selhurst Park for this season but Chelsea blocked the deal.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek was a wanted man this summer, but Chelsea refused to entertain a bid from Crystal Palace, according to Roy Hodgson.

As reported by The Independent, the Palace boss revealed that the club did everything in their power to try and bring the player back to Selhurst Park, but the Blues wanted the player in the first-team squad.

“Steve Parish knows how much we would have liked to get him here again. It doesn’t surprise me that they’d rather keep him and not loan him out. We did all we could do.”

a group of young men playing a game of football: Clive Rose/Getty Images Sport © Clive Rose/Getty Images Sport Clive Rose/Getty Images Sport

The England international joined the Eagles on a season-long loan deal last summer but saw his campaign hampered by injuries.

Loftus-Cheek focused on himself at Chelsea

  Loftus-Cheek focused on himself at Chelsea England midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek is focused on performing at his best for Chelsea regardless of opinions from above.Ruben Loftus-Cheek has shelved any anxiety over the need to impress Maurizio Sarri in his fight to establish a place at Chelsea.

Then, last summer, Crystal Palace came calling. At Selhurst Park, Loftus - Cheek toughened up. That year on loan provided him with life experience at “He doesn’t have any weaknesses,” said Hodgson . “He has all the qualities – pace, power, touch, awareness – that you need in a central midfielder.”

Loftus - Cheek has enjoyed an impressive season with the Eagles ( Getty ). Crystal Palace will be at the “front of the queue” to sign Ruben Loftus - Cheek in the summer, according to Roy Hodgson . The 22-year-old has impressed in south London during a season-long loan from Chelsea

After a troubled season at Palace, Loftus-Cheek finished the campaign strongly, playing a key role in their bid to beat the drop.

His form for Palace in the final weeks of last season that saw him earn a place in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the World Cup in Russia.

It is yet to be seen if he will be a regular under Maurizio Sarri or not, but the Blues have been impressed with his development in recent months.

It has been claimed he could push for a move abroad before the end of the month if he does not start regularly under Sarri.

Belgium v England: 3rd Place Playoff - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia © Dan Mullan/Getty Images Sport Belgium v England: 3rd Place Playoff - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

Kouyate and Ayew having Palace medicals .
Cheikhou Kouyaté and Jordan Ayew are both due to have medicals ahead of potential moves to Crystal Palace this summer. Ed Aarons of The Guardian claims that Roy Hodgson’s men are closing in on a double swoop for the pair, while an official confirmation over a deal to sign Max Meyer is also imminent. The pair had been expected to move to Selhurst Park this summer, but Palace needed to reach an agreement with their respective clubs. Hodgson has been keen to bring in Kouyaté for extra mobility in midfield, but a deal was held by West Ham looking to send the player to Porto as part of a deal to sign Moussa Marega. Palace needed to strengthen in midfield after losing both Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Yohan Cabaye over the summer. Ayew had been expected to leave Swansea following their relegation. He had been linked tentatively with Liverpool and Celtic, but Palace have won the race to sign him.

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