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Loftus-Cheek hints at Chelsea new deal hopes

The 23-year-old has scored nine goals this term and is confident he can put a long-term back problem behind him to reach his full potential with the Blues. Loftus-Cheek has two years to run on his Chelsea deal, but the Blues are keen to tie the midfielder down to a more long-term deal at Stamford Bridge. The player has been linked with a move away, but seems happy where he is after finally starting to force his way into the side. When asked if he is already in talks over a new deal, Loftus-Cheek grinned and said: 'I'm not sure, I let my agent deal with it. I'm not thinking about that right now. 'It's important for me to focus on the here and now, and I'm playing right now. It's looking good so there's no reason why I should think about leaving Chelsea.' And when told he deserves a pay rise, Loftus-Cheek laughed and added: 'There's no reason for me to leave. If I get a pay rise, that'll be great.'

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