Le Parisien: Chelsea price Kante astronomically for PSG

Looks like Neymar and Mbappé are not the only stars that Psg want to take under the Tour Eiffel to build a team that can finally compete among the top Champions League clubs.

According to a report of Le Parisien, in fact, the Ligue 1 giants have set their sights on Ngolo Kante, one of the cornerstones of Antonio Conte’s side.

Kante is regarded as one of the best midfielders in Europe and the price-tag of the Frenchman confirms how important he is for the Premier League champions.

According to the Paris-based paper, in fact, Chelsea have slapped a € 90 million price-tag on the 26-year-old telling Psg that that is the sum they have to pay if they want to welcome the services of the former Leicester city ace.

Psg, however, are only interested in signing the player at the end of the season and Monaco star Fabinho is also a possible target of the French club.

Fabinho has recently been approached by Juventus as well and his price is around € 50 million.

Chelsea are waiting to assess the severity of a hamstring injury sustained by N’Golo Kanté in France’s World Cup qualifying win in Bulgaria on Saturday but expect to be without the midfielder and Álvaro Morata for the trip to Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Kanté hobbled off in the 34th minute of the game in Sofia, which France won 1-0, and was withdrawn from Didier Deschamps’s squad for Tuesday’s final group game against Belarus. The midfielder, who has been nominated in France Football’s 30 contenders to win this year’s Ballon d’Or, hurt the hamstring in his left leg but has yet to return to Cobham, where he will assessed by Chelsea’s medical staff.

Kanté would not expect to feature on Saturday and, with Tiémoué Bakayoko and Cesc Fàbregas fit, his absence could be tempered further by Danny Drinkwater’s return from a calf complaint which has prevented him making his debut for the champions following his £35m move from Leicester City.

Chelsea have been encouraged by their assessments of the hamstring discomfort Morata experienced in the first half of the home defeat by Manchester City before the international window. The Spanish football federation initially suggested he would be absent for up to six weeks after its scans, conducted in Madrid, revealed a grade-two hamstring injury.

Yet Chelsea’s medics have carried out tests and do not believe the injury is as serious as first feared. Although Morata is expected to sit out the game at the bottom-placed Palace, there are hopes he could feature at home against Roma in their Champions League group game next week.

Chelsea top Group C after impressive victories against Qarabag and, most signficantly, Atlético Madrid where Morata scored their first goal. Antonio Conte is expected to select Michy Batshuayi – who scored the winner as a substitute at the Wanda Metropolitano – in Morata’s place at Selhurst Park, where Ruben Loftus-Cheek will be ineligible for the hosts. The England under-21 midfielder is on a season-long loan at Palace.

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