The 25-year-old was another figure who looked as though he may seal a loan move before the transfer deadline, although it was not to be.
Loftus-Cheek may find it difficult to gain significant minutes in the heart of midfield under Tuchel, given that Mateo Kovacic, Jorginho, N’Golo Kante and even new signing Saul Niguez sit ahead of him in the pecking order.
Despite his talent, he would not be a huge loss to Chelsea’s squad due to the availability of other top-class options.
Sevilla, meanwhile, could be tempted by the prospect of signing Loftus-Cheek given their ageing contingent of midfielders.
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