It’s a turbulent time at Chelsea with the European media linking half the team with a move away from the club this summer.
New manager Maurizio Sarri will also want to bring his own players in, to add to Jorginho, and there’s only 20 days of the transfer window left.
There seems to be good news on N’Golo Kante, with the French media now talking down a potential move to PSG.
L’Equipe report in their Saturday edition that PSG need to raise €100m this summer from sales in order to financially cushion the arrivals of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, as well as make up some commercial income not counted by the FFP panel.
Should PSG go out and spend then they need to cover that outlay as well.
Whilst Kante is a player appreciated, L’Equipe say it’s not even certain he wants the transfer. Then there’s Chelsea, who would prove a further barrier to a deal.
So, for the French newspaper: Kante may not want the move, Chelsea would block it, and he’s likely too expensive anyway.
Over at Le Parisien they’re reporting similar.
In an article published on Friday evening, it’s stated: ‘the amount of his transfer is too high to consider his arrival at PSG’
Barcelona, Real Madrid and PSG are presented as keen and a transfer estimated at a surely-too-low €110m.
PSG sports director Antero Henrique is said to have held ‘extensive negotiations’ with the player’s entourage, and Le Parisien add: ‘The deal seems ready, like the salary and the prospect of playing the Champions League in a team to win, while Chelsea will play only the Europa League next season.’
Whilst that seems positive, it’s followed with: ‘But to date, his arrival in the French capital is considered impossible internally. Spending €110m, Paris cannot, after its foolish summer 2017, with €402m released only for the arrivals of Neymar and Mbappe. Financial fair play, which scrutinises clubs’ expenses and revenues, closely monitors the formation chaired by Nasser Al-Khelaïfi.’
It’s suggested that things may change, unexpected income may come from sales, but for now both L’Equipe and Le Parisien feel this transfer is very unlikely.