By Simon Jones for MailOnline
Published: 10:14 BST, 27 September 2020 | Updated: 10:16 BST, 27 September 2020
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