Lazio coach Maurizio Sarri is incredibly keen on bringing Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek to Rome after their spell together in London.

As revealed in The Laziali’s exclusive interview with Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, the 62-year-old Italian coach has incredibly fond memories of his time in London working with the 25-year-old Englishman, and now is pushing hard to bring the player to the Italian capital.

Loftus-Cheek had a good season at the Blues with Sarri in the 18/19 season; That campaign, he averaged 3.97 shot-creating actions per 90 minutes, completing 88% of his 624 passes and averaging 0.72 shots on target per game.

Sarri is working to define his perfect Lazio squad at the minute and Loftus-Cheek would be a strong acquisition as the player could slot in with Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Luis Alberto in the midfield three; all three players have strong passing abilities, allowing Sarri’s desired style to flow well.

Contracted to Chelsea until 2024, the Biancocelesti are hoping to sign him on a loan deal with a buy option attached.