Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek has reportedly decided to contemplate a loan move away from Stamford Bridge.
Loftus-Cheek is back at Chelsea after a successful loan period at Crystal Palace and having represented England at the World Cup.
But the 22-year-old still appears to be down the pecking order at the West Londoners.
Reports have previously suggested that Loftus-Cheek is prepared to fight for his first-team place, but being dropped from the squad to face Arsenal last weekend appears to have changed the situation.
According to The Times, the playmaker is prepared to consider a temporary switch to either Spain, Germany or Italy if head coach Maurizio Sarri does not give assurances over his playing time during the first half of the campaign.
Loftus-Cheek – who has three years remaining on his contract – has only made 35 starts in his domestic career, despite having won eight caps for the England senior team.