N’Golo Kante

Chelsea declined an offer from Inter Milan involving Christian Eriksen or Marcelo Brozovic plus cash in a swap deal for N’Golo Kante, according to The Telegraph.

The Premier League giants have made it clear they have no interest in a deal including Eriksen, after Inter insinuated the former Tottenham Hotspur star was available in exchange for Kante this summer.

Inter Milan may still return with another bid for Kante but this will only be feasible if they are able to raise funds through player sales.

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Kante, 29, had emerged as a target for Inter Milan head coach, Antonio Conte, who is targeting at least three players from the Blues this summer.

Conte is preparing to raid his former club, to improve his squad ahead of the new season.

The Italian gaffer wants to be reunited with Kante, as well as left-back, Emerson Palmieri and striker Olivier Giroud.

Meanwhile, Chelsea have already signed Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell, Thiago Silva, Kai Havertz and Malang Sarr this summer.

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Frank Lampard’s side are also closing in on an agreement for Rennes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.

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