Barcelona offer star player to Chelsea in exchange for Kante

Rex Christensen
July 14, 2018

La Liga champions Barcelona are plotting a summer deal for France Chelsea's midfielder N'Golo Kante as a long term replacement for club legend Andres Iniesta, suggest reports.

The midfielder is now at the World Cup with finalists France and has refused to be drawn in over questions on his future.

Fast forward four-years, he's a cornerstone in the France side that is the overwhelming favourite to win the competition, as well as having two Premier League titles to his name.

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Also assisting were, on the open offer: partner Sudhir Bassi , senior associate Arpita Anand and associate Shashank Patil. The funds raised will be used in completing the acquisition of hospital assets of RHT (a trust listed in Singapore).

Meanwhile, previously had reported that Spanish champions Barcelona have made a second bid for Chelsea's Brazil worldwide Willian worth £60m.

The Portuguese global has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League in the past, with Arsenal the most recent club to express an interest in the player. He may well be off to the Nou Camp this summer.

Chelsea will not want to lose Kante, who is seen as the single most importance figure in their midfield. They are also said to be preparing to offer Kante a massive pay rise to keep him out of the clutches of any potential suitors.

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