Chelsea have been told to swap N’Golo Kante for Declan Rice – because the West Ham midfielder can do more.
We have been linked with a move for Rice for months now with reports constantly claiming that moves have been made, talks have been opened and bids have been rejected by the Hammers, who reportedly want a massive £80 million for the England man.
And now the club been have been urged to get rid of Frenchman Kante and pay the money that will secure the services of Rice, as the Hammers midfielder will be able to offer that midfield more, that is the opinion of Adrien Durham anyways.
The club have been forced to deny rumours of a falling out between Kante and manager Frank Lampard that emerged in France on Monday, after Le Parisien claimed Kante, 29, wants to quit the Blues after Lampard denied him permission to skip training for a friend’s wedding before the international break.
The talkSPORT presenter said: “They’ve been thinking about bringing in Declan Rice for a long, long time.
“If you sell Kante and bring in Rice, it’s a big upgrade.
“This is someone who can do Kante’s job, and go on the attack and use the ball quickly.
“Maybe not the Kante from yesteryear. What I’m looking at is a top side trying to do stuff in Europe and in the Premier League as well.
“Is Kante too limited? Rice does more than Kante – that’s what I’m saying.”
Yes he is very good, but he is still a talent and needs a few more years at the top before he becomes an £80 million rated player and if the club do listen to Durham and get these deals done, we are not sure that it will improve the squad.
Kante is proven, Rice is not