Chelsea have been advised to swap N’Golo Kante for Declan Rice – as a result of the West Ham midfielder can do extra.
That’s the view of talkSPORT host Adrian Durham, who believes England worldwide Rice could be a ‘massive improve’ on French World Cup winner Kante.
Chelsea have been compelled to disclaim rumours of a falling out between Kante and supervisor Frank Lampard that emerged in France on Monday.
Le Parisien claimed Kante, 29, desires to stop the Blues after Lampard denied him permission to skip coaching for a good friend’s wedding ceremony earlier than the worldwide break.
The identical report additionally steered the Chelsea midfielder plans to hitch Actual Madrid in January, however the Blues have described the story as ‘complete nonsense’.
Nonetheless, Kante is commonly linked with a transfer away from Stamford Bridge, and it’s no secret Chelsea have been focused on West Ham’s Rice for fairly a while.
Having left Chelsea’s academy six years in the past, the 21-year-old has emerged as an everyday for England with an £80million price ticket on his head.
And Durham reckons Chelsea ought to money in on Kante to be able to signal Rice.
The talkSPORT presenter stated: “They’ve been fascinated by bringing in Declan Rice for an extended, very long time.
“In case you promote Kante and usher in Rice, it’s an enormous improve.
“That is somebody who can do Kante’s job, and go on the assault and use the ball shortly.
“Perhaps not the Kante from yesteryear. What I’m taking a look at is a high facet attempting to do stuff in Europe and within the Premier League as nicely.
“Is Kante too restricted? Rice does greater than Kante – that’s what I’m saying.”