Chelsea line up £52m replacement with Kante tipped for PSG move

Date published: Monday 18th June 2018 3:35

Chelsea have already lined up a replacement for N’Golo Kante in case the midfielder joins PSG, according to reports in France.

The Ligue 1 giants have been linked with the industrial midfielder, who has shone since moving to the Premier League with Leicester City in 2015.

According to L’Equipe, Chelsea are concerned that Kante will leave in search of Champions League football, meaning they have moved to identify a potential replacement.

The Blues are looking at 21-year-old Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, who has already been subject of a £35m bid from Tottenham Hotspur.

Lyon value the player at £52m, after he made 47 appearances for them across all competitions last season. They signed him from Amiens for just €8m last year.

L’Equipe claim that Chelsea have already entered negotiations for Ndombele, who has been capped nine times by France’s U21 team.

Meanwhile, Kante is waiting to see who will be in charge at Chelsea next season before deciding on his future. Any decision is likely to take place after the World Cup, after he confirmed he was fully focused on the tournament in Russia, where he is representing France.


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