Internazionale target injury-ridden Chelsea star
Chelsea have decided to sell N'Golo Kante for a handsome price, according to Gazetta dello Sport. Current Internazionale manager Antonio Conte eyes him as a vital asset for the upcoming 2020-2021 Serie A campaign.
Despite being an essential player for the Blues, the France International has seen himself regularly out of form as he had been plagued by injuries.
Frank Lampard's on-pitch strategy has taken a toll on the player. The gaffer doesn't see him anymore as Chelsea's midfield engine.
The 29-year old has been a consistent performer since he signed for the West London club from Leicester City back in 2016. He adapted to the tactical systems of former coaches Conte and Maurizio Sarri.
But things have now taken a different turn as Lampard changed his mind regarding the player's status.
Unless a suitable offer arrives, the Chelsea board will not cash in on the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner. His hamstring injuries have been a grave concern, however, and it has prompted the club to decide on the player's career.
While asked about the ongoing situation, Lampard has stated,
"I am happy to look at managing a player like him, with the level he has reached in previous years in his career.That will be a very open conversation between myself and N'Golo and our strength and conditioning coach and our medical team"
"The big issue this season was that he came to pre-season injured and missed a massive part of the season. We tried to quickly get him fit for the Super Cup. He was incredible in his performance against Liverpool, but he was still struggling."
"That has been a domino effect for him. It's time to take stock in this period.The injury he has got now is not really related to the severe nature of the knee injury he had coming into the season."
"It's a small injury which is probably more down to the games played and the lack of pre-season."
Kante's contract with the Stamford Bridge outfit runs until 2023, and he currently earns £290,000 a week. Internazionale will have to invest heavily if they wish to secure the World Cup Winner's services.
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