Sarri to do £150m deal as Unhappy Kante wants out and Barcelona happy to sell £146m star to Chelsea?
Shock reports have claimed Paris Saint-Germain have been alerted to N’Golo Kante’s situation at Chelsea.
Regarded as the best holding midfielder in world football and an integral part of the Chelsea side since his move to Stamford Bridge, Blues boss Maurizio Sarri has decided to play Kante in a more advanced, attacking role than what the Frenchman prefers, with the Italian keen to employ Jorginho in the heart of midfield.
Kante has not looked like the same player and has been slated for some of his performances, which has now reportedly caused a rift between himself and the Italian boss, who has so far refused to change his system.
And reports on the Sky Sports website have claimed The Ligue 1 champions have long held an interest in Kante and hope to take advantage of 27-year-old’s frustrations by guaranteeing that position at the Parc des Princes.
Kante only recently signed a new contract at Stamford Bridge and has a desire to stay put, but he is not happy playing in his preferred role and will take a move to his homeland if the opportunity arises.
Meanwhile, fresh reports have now claimed Barcelona are open to doing a deal with Chelsea for unhappy midfielder Philippe Coutinho.
Barca splashed out £146m to bring Coutinho to the Camp Nou last January but the Brazilian has struggled to rekindle the form of his time at Anfield and reports on Spanish publication Marca have claimed they will now be open to doing a deal at the end of the season, for the right price of course.
Manchester United are also reportedly monitoring Coutinho’s situation, so it could be a battle between the two Premier League giants for the signature of the Brazilian superstar.
Here is what we think on Kante and Coutinho.
Kante is the best holding midfielder In world football and should be played there, especially as Jorginho has done nothing to make that position his.
Coutinho would be a world class deal for Chelsea, it is that simple.