EPL giant, Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek has left the club on loan to another Premier League team on transfer deadline day.

The 24-year-old has signed for West London rivals Fulham on loan for the rest of the season.

The England international wanted at least £150,000 as his weekly salary before the two parties were able to agree a deal.

He would be the highest earner at the Premier League newcomers upon his loan transfer on Monday night.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek makes it 11 new signings at Fulham this summer.

On deadline day, Fulham also completed the £1.5m signing of defender Tosin Adarabioyo from Manchester City.

The player had one year left on his contract at the Etihad Stadium.

Tosin Adarabioyo is joined by Danish international Joachim Andersen in defence following his season-long loan deal from French club Lyon.

Fulham have conceded 11 goals in just four Premier League games on their return to the top flight and manager Scott Parker was keen to strengthen his team in the defensive area.

For Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard wanted him to play regular football which prompted the decision to send him out on loan.

The player is in his long-term plans at Chelsea despite the arrival of foreign players like Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Kai Havertz amongst others.


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