Frank Lampard has ruled out a January exit from Chelsea for Ross Barkley, whereas Ruben Loftus-Cheek is taking positive steps in his return to fitness.
Barkley was a regular for Maurizio Sarri last season however has made simply six Premier League starts beneath Lampard, although a foot injury suffered in October ruled him out for pretty much 2 months.
A reunion with David Moyes, who handed him his top-flight debut at Everton in 2011, at West Ham had been toute d, but the Blues boss was adamant the england international won’t be going.
“There’s no talk here of Ross Barkley going anyplace. he is our player. I’ve got tons of faith in Ross. that’s news I heard like everybody else in the week,” aforementioned Lampard.
Asked regarding different potential departures, Lampard aforementioned there has been no movement on a deal for Olivier Giroud, who is reportedly a target for Newcastle United – Chelsea’s opponents on Saturday – Aston Villa and
Inter , whereas Willian will be staying put and will extend his contract beyond this season.
“Olivier Giroud there could also be one thing that may happen.
He’s older and that i have a good relationship with him. If the circumstances fall right it would happen.
“Willian isn’t going anyplace. His contract is up at the end of the season however he is still in talks with the club.”
Lampard remains hospitable potential incomings at Stamford Bridge however assured there was “nothing imminent”.
However, his squad could be bolstered after the February break with Loftus-Cheek stepping up his recovery from an achilles rupture that has ruled him out since may.
“He’s training currently with the Under-16s, Under-18s so the Under-23s during a short area of time, that is nice for us. the earlier he is back with us the better,” aforementioned Lampard.
“We’re working in every way.
There’s a completely different look on his face, a lot of emoticon and happy.
It’s been robust. he’s not one that’s walked around head down making a negative atmosphere, however it is a lonely place.
“He’s integrating a lot of towards us currently. It is forgotten we’ve missed a massively influential player. If he is training with us after the break he might not be far.”
Lampard added that Christian Pulisic is in line to come from a groin downside next month.