German side Schalke were also interested in bringing the versatile England international in on a season-long loan, but instead the Royal Blues were made to commit to a deal for Bayern Munich's
Loftus-Cheek's anger towards the Chelsea hierarchy is twofold, according to the Sun. On the one hand, the former Crystal Palace
Unpopular opinion: Ruben Loftus-Cheek is better than Dele Alli— Denzel Lessey (@dennoboss) August 29, 2018
The midfielder is also believed to have concerns that a lack of game time at Stamford Bridge could see his place in Gareth Southgate's England squad come under scrutiny ahead of their upcoming Nations League matches against Spain and Switzerland.
Loftus-Cheek already has 47 Premier League appearances to his name during his short career, although 24 of those came last season during a loan spell with London rivals Crystal Palace.
Despite making his Chelsea debut four years ago, Loftus-Cheek has only ever gone on to make 33 appearances for the club's first team, and his last senior goal for the Blues came back in April 2016.