Chelsea will not sell Ruben Loftus-Cheek this summer, according to reports.

The out-of-favour midfielder has enjoyed a successful loan spell with Crystal Palace.

His impressive form at Selhurst Park could see him make Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the World Cup.

But Palace’s hopes of signing Loftus-Cheek on a permanent deal have taken a severe blow.

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The Telegraph says Chelsea want to keep the 22-year-old next season - and he is likely to compete with Tiemoue Bakayoko, Danny Drinkwater, Cesc Fabregas and N’Golo Kante for a starting berth.

Loftus-Cheek has started just 13 games for Chelsea since making his senior debut in 2014.