Barcelona are desperate to bring in France international and Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante as Andres Iniesta’s long-term replacement, according to reports.
The Blues are braced for transfer approaches for French midfielder this summer after the 26-year-old star showing at the World Cup.
France international star has been France’s stand-out player at Russia’s World-cup tournament and will bid to lead his country to World Cup glory on Sunday against Croatia national team.
The Blues are on the brink of appointing Maurizio Sarri as their new coach after they have confirmed the departure of Antonio Conte. However, Gianluca Di Marzio.com reported that the Blues fight with their hands to keep Kante.
La Liga giants Barcelona are also prepared to offer Portugal international midfielder Andre Gomes in part exchange for Kante. Gomes is surplus to requirements at the Catalan club since his transfer from Valencia.
Barcelona are on the hunt for a new midfield presence after losing their talisman Andres Iniesta to Japan and after the exit of Paulinho who has made a return to China.
The Blue will not want to lose Frenchman, who is seen as the single most important figure in their midfield. Sarri will battle to keep Kante and at Stamford Bridge alongside with Belgian superstar Eden Hazard who has been on the radar of Barcelona’s direct Premier League rivals Real Madrid.