Chelsea transfer news: Barcelona consider swap deal to land N’Golo Kante
Barcelona have already completed some summer business, including Clement Lenglet from Sevilla who joined in a £32million deal on Thursday.
Chelsea, meanwhile, are hoping to kickstart their summer transfer business with the arrival of Maurizio Sarri as their new head coach imminent.
The Blues are eager to overhaul their midfield and Danny Drinkwater has been earmarked as a potential player to head for the exit.
But now according to Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, Barca are looking to use Andre Gomes as a makeweight to clinch a deal for Kante.
The report suggests the potential proposal could persuade the west London outfit to come to the negotiating table.
Since Andres Iniesta left at the end of the last season, Ernesto Valverde has been desperate to find a high quality replacement.
Chelsea on the other hand will want to right the wrongs of last term when they finished fifth in the Premier League table.
The Blues, meanwhile, are eyeing a deal for Leonardo Bonucci as they seek to revamp their defence.
AC Milan may have to offload their defensive lynchpin in order to meet UEFA’s Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations.
Taking Bonucci off the wage bill would go someway to sorting out their problems.