Published: Sat, July 14, 2018
Sport | By Cameron Gross

Barcelona want to sign Chelsea midfielder, will offer this player in return

Barcelona want to sign Chelsea midfielder, will offer this player in return

Barcelona are desperate to bring in N'Golo Kante as Andres Iniesta's replacement, according to reports. But, of course, given his rise as the best defensive midfielder in Europe, Chelsea are sure to have a few offers for his services before the transfer window shuts this summer.

Didier Deschamps has stuck by the midfielder throughtout his nation's World Cup campaign, with Kante forming a crucial partnership in midfield with Paul Pogba as they have reached their first World Cup final in 12 years.

Gomes appears to be surplus to requirements at Barcelona after failing to make a mark after joining from Valencia. They are thought to be prepared to offer us Andre Gomes in return, which ought to deduct a couple of million off of the £200M they're presumably going to offer on top.

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The 59-year-old coach was replaced by Carlo Ancelotti in Naples this summer but he wasn't released from his contract. But it will be another fresh start for Chelsea with Sarri becoming the club's seventh permanent manager since 2011.

The Catalans are on the hunt for a new midfield presence after losing Iniesta to Japan and sending Paulinho back to China.

However, with Chelsea's former boss Antonio Conte on the way out of Stamford Bridge incoming manager Maurizio Sarri has reportedly informed club's eggheads not to accept any proposed sale for the 27-year-old irrespective of the amount.

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