UCL giants in advanced talks with €80m-rated Chelsea midfielder

The London club could be set to sell N’Golo Kante to Real Madrid to help fund further spending, with the midfielder being eyed up by Los Blancos manager Zinedine Zidane.

France international has been a world-class performer for Blues in recent times, and losing him could be a big blow, while La Liga giants would undoubtedly benefit from adding him to their team.

It could be worth it, however, if Chelsea want to land big names like Bayer Leverkusen attacker Kai Havertz, linked by Christian Falk in conversation with Bleacher Report in the tweet below, and Ben Chilwell, linked with the Blues.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard could reportedly be set to accept that he has to sell footballers in order to fund more additions in the upcoming transfer window.

It’s been a busy start to the summer for the London club, who have already brought in Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech, with various transfer gossip columns suggesting even more big names could soon be joining them.

Chelsea manager may look to protect some of his star footballers when Chelsea face Man United in the FA Cup tonight. The London club have already lost three times to the Norwegian manager’s side this campaign but the UCL qualification is expected to take priority over payback.

Blues may, therefore, rotate their first-team squad in an attempt to keep footballers fresh for what could be a crucial PL game with Liverpool on Wednesday. Frank Lampard’s men are currently a point ahead of Foxes and Red Devils in the table, knowing only two of those three teams can qualify for the UCL.