We know what Jose Mourinho's been saying about Ruben Loftus-Cheek, the good and the bad. Frankly, the praise has far outweighed the negativity -- the manager is on record as saying that the 19-year-old will be in the first team for next season. But Chelsea is a many-headed beast, and taking our transfer dealings on Mourinho's word is a good way to end up very confused. How is the rest of the club's leadership handling the youngster?
Fortunately, thanks to Vitesse, we have some idea. Manager Peter Bosz wanted Loftus-Cheek on loan, and was apparently shut down by the Blues:
We know what we want, but it is also dependent on what happens at Chelsea. For example, we wanted to bring Ruben Loftus-Cheek here, but he is playing more at Chelsea now so a loan is impossible.
Source: De Telegraaf via Mail.
Vitesse, of course, ended up with Lewis Baker instead, so they can't complain too much. But regardless, it's nice to see that Chelsea actions are matching Chelsea words on keeping hold of our top young talent.