It seems that Brighton may have surged ahead of Newcastle and now could be in the lead to take 20 year-old Chelsea midfield player Ruben Loftus-Cheek on loan through the end of the season.
Newcastle have already got their loan bid in, but there’s news coming through that Brighton seem confident of beating Newcastle to the player and that could be a blow to Newcastle.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek – on his way to Brighton?
Chronicle chief sports reporter Lee Ryder has put this out on his Twitter account after the Mirror had reported the news earlier today.
— Lee Ryder (@lee_ryder) January 4, 2017
In contrast to Lee Ryder the local Argus reporter Andy Naylor has said the Argus paper han’t done anything on the story.
Off today, although no such thing really January. For those asking Argus has not touched Loftus-Cheek, Lampard stuff for good reason. #bhafc
— Andy Naylor (@AndyNaylorArgus) January 4, 2017
The Mirror have reported that Chris Hughton was poised to beat a number of clubs to the loan signing of Loftus-Cheek, including Newcastle.
The report is the Chelsea manager is now willing to allow his player to go on loan to Brighton & Hove Albion with West Ham also being keen to get the player in, but they are saying that Brighton will do the deal.
That would be an embarrassing blow to Newcastle United.