Chelsea set Kante asking price to try and fund summer transfers
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Chelsea have reportedly set an official asking price for French midfielder N’Golo Kante.
Kante has enjoyed a successful time at Stamford Bridge following his move from Leicester City back in 2016.
He’s established himself as one of the best ball-winning midfielders in the world and as a reliable player for the Blues.
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He’s won the Premier League, FA Cup and Europea League during his time in the capital.
However, manager Frank Lampard is in the middle of a squad revamp and looks set to let the player leave this summer.
According to Football Insider, Chelsea have set a £60 million asking price for the player.
Lampard has apparently been told by club bosses that he needs to offload before he can bring any more players in.
This means the money for Kante would help to raise transfer funds for targets Kai Havertz and Declan Rice.
Kante had a troublesome time during the most recent campaign. He spent much of the season on the sidelines with ankle and hamstring injuries.
The injuries mean Kante is out of favour at Chelsea, having been replaced by Jorginho, Matteo Kovacic and Mason Mount in a midfield three.
Lampard’s continued interest in Rice means Kante might have played his final game in a Blues shirt.
Rice is touted as a future Chelsea legend at either defensive midfield or centre back. The 21-year-old is already an England international and is also best mates with current player Mount.
A deal taking Kante away from Stamford Bridge might come as a shock to come Chelsea fans. He’s been a loyal servant to the club and has regularly proven his worth on the pitch.
However, Lampard’s goal of catching Liverpool and Man City means he needs to raise funds as quickly as possible.
With a potential frontline of Ziyech, Werner, Pulisic and Havertz, Chelsea could be well on their way to catching up with Jurgen Klopp’s side.
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