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Ruben Loftus-Cheek linked with cut-rate Lazio move in silliest transfer rumor yet

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This no football thing is really starting to get to people, and not just in England.

Here’s Italian newspaper Il Messaggero (via Mail) with the one of the more absurd transfer stories of the coronavirus break: Serie A contenders Lazio are “plotting” a move for Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who is valued, and here is the real absurd part, at just €20m.

Granted, the Mail’s playing up the original report a bit by making it sound like Lazio are actually pursuing the Chelsea midfielder, when in actuality, the report only lists Loftus-Cheek as one of the potential reinforcements possibly available to Lazio this summer. That probably isn’t true either, but as far as speculations go, it’s not the most outrageous.

From the outside, Chelsea’s glut of midfielders and RLC’s injury history, both recent and not so recent, might make it look like he could be available for a cut-rate price. Though even a slightest bit of cursory research should defeat that notion. If nothing else, the four more years left on his contract should be a solid hint.

In any case, Lazio’s primary target is apparently Dominik Szoboszlai, the wonderfully talented Hungarian midfielder (yes, I’m biased) at RB Salzburg.

Meanwhile, we’re looking forward to not only the return of football, but the return of Ruben Loftus-Cheek after a 12-month layoff. In a Chelsea shirt of course.

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