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"I am joining Chelsea for pre-season" - England international confirms move to Stamford Bridge this summer


Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek says he will be back at the club for pre-season as his future remains uncertain.

The 22-year-old has impressed at Crystal Palace since joining from Chelsea, earning himself a place in England's 23-man squad for the World Cup this summer.

His plan is to return to the Cobham Training Centre for pre-season but it is unlikely he will stay with the Blues.

"I haven't made a decision on that yet but as things stand I plan to be back at Chelsea for pre-season," he told the Daily Mail.

"Being at Palace has been good. Roy is a really good coach and a really nice person.

"All the lads like him. But I need to see what happens this summer and right now I'm focused on staying fit and finishing the season well.

"[I left Chelsea because] I realised to keep improving I needed to play more.

"It wasn't easy not getting many chances but I knew I just had to keep working hard in training and take the opportunities when they came."

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