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Barcelona make Chelsea star NGolo Kante No.1 transfer target this summer

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Barcelona offer midfielder to Chelsea in deal to sign N'Golo Kante
NGolo Kante is wanted by Barcelona (Picture: Getty)

Barcelona are desperate to bring in NGolo Kante as Andres Iniestas replacement, according to reports.

Chelsea are braced for transfer approaches for Kante this summer after the midfielders star showing at the World Cup.

Kante has been Frances stand-out player alongside Kylian Mbappe in Russia and will bid to lead Les Blues to World Cup glory on Sunday against Croatia.

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Chelsea are on the verge of appointing Maurizio Sarri as their new coach, but Gianluca Di Marzio.com claim the Blues have a fight on their hands to keep Kante.

Barcelona are also prepared to offer Andre Gomes in part exchange for Kante.

Gomes is surplus to requirements at the Camp Nou after an underwhelming two-year spell at Barcelona.

France's N'Golo Kante (left) and Belgium's Kevin De Bruyne battle for the ball
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Barcelona offer midfielder to Chelsea in deal to sign N'Golo Kante
(Picture: Getty)

The Catalans are on the hunt for a new midfield presence after losing Iniesta to Japan and sending Paulinho back to China.

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Chelsea will not want to lose Kante, who is seen as the single most importance figure in their midfield.

Sarri will battle to keep Kante and has reportedly already told Chelsea the 27-year-old is not for sale at any price.

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