The Blues have no intentions to sell the French World Cup winner
According to reports, Chelsea have rejected Inter’s swap deal for Kante involving midfielders Christian Eriksen and Marcelo Brozovic.
Eriksen is said to be not in the plans of Antonio Conte after an underwhelming start to life in Serie A while Inter have put Brozovic in the transfer exchange.
However, Chelsea have no interest in signing the duo although Brozovic has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge of late.
Frank Lampard is keen on sticking with Kante and prefers selling Jorginho over the French midfielder.
The Italian midfielder has been deemed transferable now by the English manager while he had been previously wanted at Juventus by then-manager Maurizio Sarri.
Moreover, the Londoners could sanction the sale of Kante only for cash offers rather than swap deals.
Conte turns out to be a big admirer of the 28-year-old and is eyeing a reunion at San Siro for the next season. After missing out on the long-time target Sandro Tonali to arch-rivals AC Milan, Conte wants Kante ahead of the next season.
Elsewhere, Lampard hasn’t done yet with the transfer business as he wants to add West Ham midfielder Declan Rice to the ranks.
Chelsea have been ruthless in the transfer window with the acquisitions of Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, Thiago Silva, Malang Sarr and Kai Havertz.