The midfielder spent last season on loan to Crystal Palace and his solid form for the Eagles helped to earn him a place in the England World Cup squad this summer in Russia.
Loftus-Cheek came on as a substitute for the final 10 minutes of England’s 2-1 win over Tunisia in their World Cup opener on Monday as he helped the Three Lions to claim the three points.
The 22-year-old’s future looks set to be a source of uncertainty this summer, with the midfielder likely to want to seek a move away from Stamford Bridge if he is not guaranteed a regular starting spot next term.
And the midfielder has confirmed that he will be looking to secure a move that guarantees regular first-team football in the coming seasons.
Speaking at a news conference while on international duty in Russia, Loftus-Cheek 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.
“Even this past season just gone, I didn’t play as much as I would have liked to because of the injuries and stuff. So I still feel I need a proper season of playing, wherever it is.
“I’m confident in my ability that I can do well wherever it is. But I’m just not thinking about whether I’m going to play at Chelsea right now. I’m focused on the tournament.
“Ever since I was in the Chelsea academy, I’ve had that awareness that people were saying I would be the one to breakthrough since JT (John Terry). I believed I could but the opportunities didn’t quite come for me.
“It’s hard to keep training at your best, but I made sure I did for when the time comes for when I did get opportunities like Palace.
“But I do understand that Chelsea is a big club and there is pressure on managers to win games, trophies.
“So I understand they might not be willing to take a chance on someone at a bigger club.”
Meanwhile, Chelsea FC are believed to be on the lookout for a number of new signings this summer as the Blues look to try and build a squad capable of winning the title next season.
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