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Inter Milan Are Interested In Signing N’Golo Kante for $40M from Chelsea

ibtimes: Inter Milan are reportedly considering to sign N’Golo Kante after Chelsea have decided to accept offers for the central midfielder ahead of the summer market.

It was earlier known that Kante would not be available for transfer this summer. However, due to a below-average season under Frank Lampard, where Kante has scored just three goals, the situation has changed and the Blues have decided to sell Kante, who was a part of the French side that won the FIFA World Cup in 2018.

Antonio Conte, who was in charge of Chelsea when they signed Kante from Leicester City for $40 million in 2016, is the current boss of Inter Milan. According to Italian publication Gazzetta Dello Sport, Conte is interested in signing Kante again, now that the player has fallen in Chelsea’s pecking order under Lampard’s reign.

Conte remains an admirer of Kante as the two had won the Premier League together in 2016-17, which was Kante’s debut season with Chelsea, while it was also Conte’s first season in charge of the London club.

Even though Kante, who has played 169 matches for Chelsea, may not be at his previous best, Inter Milan are expected to pay a hefty price to sign the 29-year-old midfielder. It is also understood that Inter Milan will have to shell out a lot of money for the player’s wages too as Kante would want a lucrative raise from his reported current salary of $370,000-a-week at Chelsea.

Kante has started 20 Premier League games this season, including four since the restart of the league in June after a three-month break due to the outbreak of coronavirus.

Despite getting ample opportunities this campaign, he has not been able to deliver for Lampard’s side, who are currently placed third in the Premier League table. However, their spot in the top four is still not safe because the fourth and the fifth-placed teams – Leicester City and Manchester United – are only a point and two away from Chelsea respectively. Chelsea’s recent 3-0 loss to Sheffield United has done further damage to their chances of finishing in the top four.

In a recent interview, Lampard admitted that he is glad about managing a player like Kante before he spoke about how he plans to handle Kante and the injury issues he has suffered in the ongoing season.

“I am happy to look at managing a player like him, with the level he has reached in previous years in his career. That will be a very open conversation between myself and N’Golo and our strength and conditioning coach and our medical team. The big issue this season was that he came to pre-season injured and missed a massive part of the season. We tried to quickly get him fit for the Super Cup and he was incredible in his performance [against Liverpool] but he was still struggling,” added Lampard in the same interview.

Source: Published by ibtimes

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Ikechimark ludger
Ikechimark ludger
24 days ago

Nicee

Hassan faruuq opeyemi
Hassan faruuq opeyemi
24 days ago

Better

Adeyemi Sunday
Adeyemi Sunday
24 days ago

good player

Juliet Success
Juliet Success
24 days ago

Lovely!
That will be a nice signing

Adeyemi Sunday
Adeyemi Sunday
24 days ago

Still has much to offer at top level

Amiwero Davidson
Amiwero Davidson
24 days ago

Nice deal

Babatunde Imole
Babatunde Imole
24 days ago

Still a great deal

Dike happy peter
Dike happy peter
24 days ago

Nice

Onuoha Happiness Eucharia
Onuoha Happiness Eucharia
24 days ago

Kante should leave, Chelsea needs fresh players now.

ossai kingsley Collins
ossai kingsley Collins
24 days ago

its okay

David
David
24 days ago

Level up

Ezema paul
Ezema paul
24 days ago

Okay

Ndumnwere Chima
Ndumnwere Chima
24 days ago

Great move by Inter Milan.

Uka, Adaeze Imaga
Uka, Adaeze Imaga
24 days ago

This is good one

Lakubbe Eli Hamma
Lakubbe Eli Hamma
24 days ago

Nice results

Okafor stella
Okafor stella
24 days ago

Wow it might be good

EZINWA Sonia JOHN
EZINWA Sonia JOHN
24 days ago

Woww good to hear

Okebowale Ayomide
Okebowale Ayomide
24 days ago

Kante is a good player

Nnamdi Nwabueze
Nnamdi Nwabueze
24 days ago

Kante is doing better

Omenogor Lucky
Omenogor Lucky
24 days ago

Nice one from Inter Milan.

Amarachi
Amarachi
24 days ago

Great deal

Christopher Ege
Christopher Ege
24 days ago

Nice update

Edidiong Udofa
Edidiong Udofa
24 days ago

nice deal

Deborah folami anuoluwapo
Deborah folami anuoluwapo
24 days ago

Okay nice one

Anyaechem Benedict
Anyaechem Benedict
24 days ago

Chelsea shouldn’t allow Kante to leave

Uzoh pascal
Uzoh pascal
24 days ago

That would be interesting

Jonah Ihotuowoicho Sunday
Jonah Ihotuowoicho Sunday
24 days ago

Kante will fit in well for inter

Adubi oluwafemi samuel
Adubi oluwafemi samuel
24 days ago

Kante is no go area

Chisom Charles
Chisom Charles
24 days ago

Good

Ajagbe Olufemi
Ajagbe Olufemi
24 days ago

He will be a good buy

Okpala Izunna Emmanuel
Okpala Izunna Emmanuel
24 days ago

Chelsea shouldn’t sell kante

Okpala Izunna Emmanuel
Okpala Izunna Emmanuel
24 days ago

Chelsea may regret selling Kante

Chiemela chidiebube faith
Chiemela chidiebube faith
24 days ago

Good move by inter Milan

Felix Okorie
Felix Okorie
24 days ago

We Chelsea fc are not selling him

NwakasiIkenna
NwakasiIkenna
24 days ago

Chelsea should not sell kante oo

Okomor Allen
Okomor Allen
24 days ago

Chelsea should not sell kante

Okomor Allen
Okomor Allen
24 days ago

I like kante

Balogun Toba
Balogun Toba
24 days ago

That’s good

reuben amicable
reuben amicable
24 days ago

That will be a good signing for inter Milan

Emeka Nwankwoala
Emeka Nwankwoala
24 days ago

Good.

Felix Okorie
Felix Okorie
24 days ago

We are not selling him

Attach Oliver Ifeanyi
Attach Oliver Ifeanyi
24 days ago

Kante is a very strong central midfielder

Attach Oliver Ifeanyi
Attach Oliver Ifeanyi
24 days ago

Sure

Gabriel Eluare.
Gabriel Eluare.
24 days ago

It will b a good one for inter

KOLEOLA OLAKUNLE ISAAC
KOLEOLA OLAKUNLE ISAAC
24 days ago

Chelsea will miss him so much if he goes
He’s a good defender

Godwin osuya
Godwin osuya
24 days ago

Kante should not go he is still vital for Chelsea

Andemah jairus
Andemah jairus
24 days ago

Interesting deal

godwin emetu
godwin emetu
24 days ago

Oh, huge amount

Ifeanyi Edmund
Ifeanyi Edmund
24 days ago

Awesome 👍

Tersoo Jeremiah Iortsor
Tersoo Jeremiah Iortsor
24 days ago

40m for kante? inter Milan is not serious