The old adage that every player has his price is often bandied about.
But is that really the case?
The reason I ask is that speculation has emerged relating to the future of our French international midfielder, N’Golo Kante.
Kante, who is currently starring in the World Cup for France, has, since coming to the Premier League, established himself as one of the best operatives in his position not only in Europe but across the globe.
However, according to the news source, Goal, there is speculation growing that Paris Saint-Germain are looking to take the 27-year-old back to his native France.
Furthermore, our source is suggesting that not only have Chelsea placed a price on the midfielders head but have also identified a replacement.
Starting with the price, our source is implying that the fee Chelsea would require for probably their most consistent player is £100 million.
As for the replacement, our source is inferring that Chelsea are looking at bringing another Frenchman to the club, the Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele.
Now, here at Vital Chelsea, any speculation relating to the possible departure of Kante we find disturbing.
If Chelsea are to climb back to the pinnacle of European football it is essential that the club holds on to the likes of Kante and Hazard.
Although we accept it is a necessity to balance the books, the sale of Kante would signal, we believe, the acceptance that the clubs ambition has diminished.
Furthermore, although Ndombele may turn out to be a decent player, would he really be able to step straight into the void left by the departure of Kante?
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