Loftus-Cheek to Crystal Palace ‘confirmed’ by Premier League
A late return for pre-season due to his involvement in Russia has meant some of his team-mates gaining a head start in the battle to secure a place in Sarri’s squad.
But after returning last week and featuring vs Arsenal in a friendly, Sarri decided to leave him out of the squad for the Community Shield vs Manchester City – preferring Danny Drinkwater on the bench.
The Premier League website appears to show Loftus-Cheek designated to Palace for the 2018/19 season.
The Ivorian would cost in excess of £60m, a figure that appears to have blown Tottenham out of the race for his signature.