It is understood that up to a dozen clubs, from the Premier League and overseas, have registered an interest with Chelsea, but I believe they were told that Loftus-Cheek would not be moving. That lack of opportunity convinced him to seek out a loan move to Crystal Palace last term.
Loftus-Cheek has the potential to be a Chelsea legend, but has recently revealed his desire to be playing regular first-team football next season.
He said: "That's the key for me next season regarding where I end up: I want to play. I want to play as much as I can", he said, . And even this past season just gone I didn't play as much as I would have liked because of injuries.
"I do understand Chelsea is a big club and there is always pressure on managers to win games and trophies". "Ever since I was in the Chelsea academy, I've had that awareness that people were saying I would be the one to break through since JT [John Terry]".More news: Leeds rush hour bicycle ride for Clean Air Day
"I will be ready to come on again if I get the opportunity". We'll see what happens.
"I'm confident in my ability that I can do well wherever it is", Loftus-Cheek told reporters.
"It felt good. When you're playing you don't think about it but after you let it sink in and it's like "I just played in a World Cup" - it's insane".
"I'm trying to focus on this summer and what's to come because I think this tournament is too big to be overlooking and not giving my full focus".More news: Nigeria 0-0 Iceland
Bookmakers believe that Loftus-Cheek is most likely to remain at Chelsea, and he is odds-on with Betway at 8/11 - with Everton favourites to land him if he does leave at 3/1.
Despite only being the pitch for a short time, the attacking-midfielder was praised for his contribution to the side's last few minutes, which resulted in a 91st minute victor from skipper Harry Kane. All five of his caps have been gained since last November, though he worked extensively with Southgate in the under-21s.
"But I ended up playing the weekend after for Palace and my back felt all right, so I was delighted with that".
"I'm not one to bow under enormous pressure, I know how to deal with it".More news: Nigeria vs Iceland: Saraki's presence made Super Eagles win - Pinnick