Stoke City have been linked with a loan deal for Chelsea midfielder

Stoke City have been linked with a loan deal for Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

According to a report in the Daily Mail the Chelsea midfielder will be available for a season long loan in the summer.

Mark Hughes has been impressed by what he has seen of Loftus-Cheek and would be more than happy to take the 21-year-old for a season

The Stoke boss is planning a major overhaul of his side in the summer with the emphasis on bringing in younger emerging talent.

England u-21 midfielder Loftus-Cheek fits that category and is looking for the chance to break into the Chelsea side or earn a move elsewhere.

With his current wages reportedly in the region of £50,000/week a permanent deal is unlikely but going out of loan would suit all parties.

The midfielder has been around the Chelsea side this season but Antonio Conte wants to see him get a run of games in the Premier League before deciding if he has a future at the club.