Chelsea willing to sell £50m man to keep Kante


Chelsea willing to sell £50m man to keep Kante

According to reports, Chelsea are set to keep N'Golo Kante, yet they have to sell some stars if they are to do so, and one of the names being linked with a move away is Jorginho.


Whilst Inter manager Antonio Conte is hoping to bring Kante to the San Siro, Chelsea are standing firm, wanting the Frenchman to stay at the club.


However, they have put another central midfielder up for sale due to them having plenty of players in the same position, and the decision seems to be that the Blues will be selling Jorginho this summer, who they bought for £50 million in 2018.


Reports state that Chelsea have rejected all approaches for Kante, even those including Christian Eriksen and Marcelo Brozovic.


Kante voiced his happiness at being at Chelsea, as he captained the side to a 1-1 draw against Brighton in pre-season.


The 28-year-old Italian has struggled to find his feet since he was signed by former Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri from Napoli, and Frank Lampard does not value him as much as the other midfield options he has at his disposal.


Along with this, it would free some space for Chelsea target Declan Rice, who Lampard is targeting in order to make him Chelsea's holding midfielder for the future.


With Chelsea spending big in the market, they will need to recover some of the funds spent, and the Italian has a market value of around £35 million, and whilst it is not as much as the £50 million they spent for his purchase, it is still a significant portion of the fee.


Jorginho has been linked with moves to Juventus in the past, but with Sarri sacked and Andrea Pirlo replacing him, as well as due to the signing of Arthur Melo, Juve are looking at other positions to strengthen.


Reports have also emerged that Chelsea turned down a swap deal with Juventus for Miralem Pjanic and Jorginho, prior to the Bosnian's move to Barcelona.