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Aston Villa look to beat West Ham and Southampton to signing of Ruben Loftus-Cheek, with Chelsea midfielder set to leave on loan before the transfer window closes Aston Villa are pushing to sign Ruben Loftus-Cheek, 24, on loan from Chelsea Both Southampton and West Ham are also interested in signing the midfielder Having already spent £85m, Dean Smith is only keen to complete a loan deal

By Simon Jones for MailOnline

Published: 10:14 BST, 27 September 2020 | Updated: 10:16 BST, 27 September 2020

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Aston Villa are pushing to sign Ruben Loftus-Cheek, 24, on loan from Chelsea amid competition from Southampton and West Ham. 

Villa head coach Dean Smith wants to bolster his midfield options before the transfer deadline on October 5. 

Having already spent £85million in this window, the club are now only

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