The Stamford Bridge-based club are also keen on extending N'Golo Kante's current deal, with the Frenchman recently interesting Ligue 1 champions PSG, while Antonio Rudiger could also receive new terms, although a renewal for the Germany worldwide is not now considered a priority.
Few weeks ago, however, the case was totally different as the former LOSC Lille superstar was hugely linked with a move to Bernabeu. "But I'm happy here", he told RMC Sport after the 3-2 win over Arsenal.
'When we see the picture now, it's always something that brings a smile and bring memories of these two months we spent together and this lovely moment. Now I can attack the space, I can play one touch and go in the area for the crosses. Apparently "a handful of Spanish clubs are interested" and Loftus-Cheek is optimistic that a deal will be agreed before the European transfer window closes on August 31. Clubs can still sell players, but not sign new ones anymore. They are hoping to bring him in the next transfer window which opens in January.
It is no secret that Real Madrid is his dream club and after the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo it looked likely that Los Blancos would make a move. And now that he's gone, slowly but surely, Julen Lopetegui's men could be heading into dire straits.
Maurizio Sarri has promised to give up smoking while he is in charge of Chelsea.
The Blues have won both their first two Premier League games under Sarri but the head coach believes failing to press in their opponents' half of the pitch often leads to them looking vulnerable at the back.
On the touchline, Sarri, wearing a baggy blue T-shirt and track-suit pants, waved his arms in frustration as he implored his players to close Arsenal down in their own half as the Gunners showed signs of fighting their way into the game.