Chelsea could look to finance a move for West Ham midfielder Declan Rice by selling N’Golo Kante, according to reports in the UK
The Blues have already spent almost £150m on players this summer and, with the London club expected to shell out another £90m on Kai Havertz, there won’t be any money left to sign Rice.
It is believed the Hammers would demand at least £75m for Rice, and it is thought that Chelsea would be prepared to offload Kante for around £60m in order to pay for the England international. Supporters have been debating whether they’d actually consider a swap deal between the two players:
— Arjen Bowen (@CieranPearce) August 27, 2020
Yes plus 50 million
— Damion Waters (@WatersDamion) August 27, 2020
Kante, Alonso, Mount on loan and £200 million
— Kieran Keyse (@kierankeyse) August 27, 2020
If it was Kante plus money maybe, would be quality for a season or two until we get a proper replacement.
— Sam (@Sam_JRM) August 27, 2020
Kante +35 million
— Loyalist rangers (@Charlesjamesad2) August 27, 2020
He's on 300k a week.
— Simon Brewer (@SimonBrewer20) August 27, 2020
— TheMightySoucek (@NgakiaS) August 27, 2020
Yeah and 60 million
— Terry (@tobigtocarry) August 27, 2020
No way. We need to keep Dec and build the team around him. Future England Captain.
— martin conroy (@mchammer66) August 27, 2020
Kante is unlikely to be interested in a move to the London Stadium anyway but it does seem as though Chelsea won’t be making a bid for Rice anytime soon unless they can find a way of raising funds between now and deadline day.