Chelsea ‘willing to sell’ N’Golo Kante with Frank Lampard getting rid of up to ten stars
Chelsea are reportedly willing to sell N’Golo Kante this summer with up to ten players potentially leaving the club.
Blues boss Frank Lampard has already been busy this summer bringing Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner to Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea have been strongly linked with a move for Bayer Leverkusen star Bayer Leverkusen with West Ham’s Declan Rice and Jose Gimenez of Atletico Madrid also targets.
But it might not be solely incomings at Stamford Bridge with Lampard reportedly ready to lose a number of star players.
And The Times claim the Blues are ready to sell Kante, who has struggled with injuries during this season.
Kante has been a key figure of Chelsea’s midfield since signing from Leicester in 2016, winning the Premier League Player of the Season in his debut campaign in west London.
The Times add that up to ten players could leave the Blues this summer with goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga expected to go out on loan.
Chelsea will reportedly listen to offers for the defenders Kurt Zouma, Andreas Christensen, Emerson Palmieri and Marcos Alonso.
Further up the field, Kante’s fellow midfielders Tiemoue Bakayoko and Ross Barkley are believed to be available.
Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi has one year left on his deal and the report links him with a transfer to Leeds United.
Lampard said: “We’re trying to play a certain way. I know the teams now at the top of the game – Liverpool and Manchester City – have been through similar periods in the early stages of their managers being at the clubs so it’s a work in progress for me.
“I can’t shelve it in another direction. We have to work defensively as a group but some of the individual errors we’re making have cost us goals and they can’t be there if we want to keep moving forward.
“We’ve had a good season but there are areas to improve and defensively of course we have to improve.”